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Online applications are now closed for the 2011 Dart Asia Fellowships, a unique seminar programme for senior journalists and their editors, based in Asia, who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy.
Please note – the Fellowship is seeking applications from teams, that is a senior journalist and an editor applying from one organisation together. Single applications will still be accepted but preference will be given to teams applying together. The editor and journalist are still expected to write an application each.
Two positions in the Fellowship are available for freelancers. In this case, freelancers are not expected to apply with an editor.
Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events — on street crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, civil unrest, war and genocide — are among the greatest challenges facing journalists globally. The 2011 Dart Asia Fellowship programme addresses these challenges.
Dart Centre Australasia provides expense-paid fellowships to journalists and their editors who want to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of violent events. (Visas and insurance are the responsibility of the applicants.)
Each journalist/editor team will attend a seven-day seminar programme in Bangkok, Thailand, April 10-17 2011, featuring briefings by leading experts in the trauma field and discussions with colleagues about covering tragedy and violence. The fellowship covers all travel and ground expenses while attending the program. Insurance, visa applications and related costs, however, are the responsibility of the applicant.
Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years’ full-time journalism experience.
Applicants must possess a strong command of the English language, as all presentations will be made in English.
Only one application from journalist/editor team will be accepted from each news organisation.
Direct all e-mail queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for the Dart Asia Fellowship, journalists and their editors each must submit by the Feb. 4 deadline the required information via these online application forms:
Journalists and editors should attach electronic copies of the following documents on their respective electronic entry forms: (No zip files, please.)
Describe your reasons for pursuing a Dart Asia Fellowship.
Document at least five years of professional experience in print and broadcast journalism, editing or producing.
Provide two samples relevant to the aims of the Fellowship (print clips, audio/visual segments, or projects supervised).
Provide two supporting letters from editors or other persons familiar with your journalistic work.
When children are victims of violence, journalists have a responsibility to report the truth with compassion and sensitivity.
A 40-page guide to help journalists, photojournalists and editors report on violence while protecting both victims and themselves. Click here for a Ukrainian translation.
Your contributions help the Dart Center nurture informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.