From the text, audio and images of the winning stories to the award winners' panel discussion on reporting challenges, everything related to the 2011 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.
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Noelle Peaster sits with her children moments before being reunited with her husband, Specialist Christian Peaster. Over 85 percent of Fort Hood's 50,000-plus active duty soldiers have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan at least once — and most have served at least two tours. The stress of multiple deployments is experienced by soldiers as well as family members.
Every year, the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor the most sensitive, thoughtful and ethical reporting on survivors of traumatic events with national recognition and a cash prize. They also provide an opportunity for journalists, editors, trauma researchers and victim advocates to talk about how these stories were reported and the values that make them important.