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Sep 16 2013

International

Mass Shootings In DC, Chicago and Nairobi: Tips for Journalists

Mass shootings occurred in the last week at the Washington DC Navy Yard, at a pickup basketball game in Chicago, and at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, where terrorists killed at least 62 people. The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering these events and their aftermath.

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A policeman carries a baby to safety as people flee a Na ...

Simon Maina / AFP: A policeman carries a baby to safety as people flee a Nairobi shopping mall during a terrorist siege that has left more than 62 people dead.

Mass shootings occurred in the last week at the Washington DC Navy Yard, at a pickup basketball game in Chicago, and at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, where terrorists killed at least 62 people and continue to hold hostages inside the building. The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering these events and their aftermath. 

The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering this event and its aftermath.

COVERING MASS SHOOTINGS

Psychiatrist Frank Ochberg, M.D. and Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, share insights on covering mass killings in the aftermath of the Arizona shooting that left six dead and a U.S. Congresswoman grievously injured.

Reporter Dave Cullen's lessons from a decade of reporting on the Columbine attacks.

A self-study unit on covering terrorism.

A compilation of journalist-to-journalist advice. 

Professor Meg Moritz shares four lessons on covering school shootings.

Quick tips on working with victims and survivors from Dart Centre Asia Pacific.

Resources for Covering Mass Shootings: Reacting to the 2010 Cumbria Tragedy, the Dart Center's Gavin Rees reflects on the story and offers resources for journalists.

In a piece for Walkley magazine, the Dart Center's Bruce Shapiro points to some of what we've learned from covering mass shootings.

In this video James Grimaldi, staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, talks about how to investigate gun sales.

For those who read German, Gisela Mayer, the mother of victim of the school shooting in Winnenden describes her family's experience of finding itself subject to media attention

ADVICE FOR EDITORS

Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro passes on lessons for newsrooms learned from the Virginia Tech shooting.

Quick tips on how to support your reporters.

SELF-CARE

Quick tips on self-care from Dart Centre Asia Pacific.

Self-care advice from an editor who's been there.

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