Dart Centre Europe Director Gavin Rees recently wrote for the BBC about the importance of taking account of trauma, not only for the well-being of journalists but the integrity of their work. The BBC hosted a day of workshops aimed at sharing expertise on working in hostiles environments, aimed particularly at freelancers.
In a new book about challenges facing journalism, Dart Centre Europe Director Gavin Rees contributes a chapter about recent insights into trauma science and what journalists and media scholars can learn about them.
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has announced recipients of the 2013 Ochberg Fellowships for journalists seeking to deepen their reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy.
This year’s Fellows include outstanding mid-career journalists in all media, representing eight nations and five continents.
On November 5 at Columbia University, the Dart Center and the duPont Awards co-hosted a panel discussion with Kelly McEvers of NPR, and Rachel Dissell of The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, on covering violence and trauma in conflict zones, here and abroad.
Matthew Ricketson, a director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia-Pacific, review's David Finkel's latest book "Thank You For Your Service." A version of this review originally appeared in The Weekend Australian on October 12, 2013. On November 20, the Dart Center will host a conversation between Finkel and Steve Coll at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. Click here for event details.
On Monday night, winners of the 75th Annual Maria Moors Cabot Prizes Ceremony were honored at Columbia University's Low Memorial Library. They included Jon Lee Anderson, Mauri König and Alejandro Santos Rubino, as well as documentary photographer and Dart Media Curator Donna De Cesare. Her acceptance speech is published below. Her new book is here.
Zu einer Fortbildung für Lokaljournalisten mit Gastvorträgen vieler hochkarätiger Expertinnen und Experten lädt das Dart Center Deutschland vom 8. - 10. Dezember in das Nordkolleg Rendsburg ein. Bitte bewerben Sie sich ab sofort.
The Ochberg Fellowship, now in its 15th year, is the Dart Center's flagship program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. The application deadline is October 11, 2013. Click here to apply now!
In the wake of Australia's child sex abuse scandals, the Royal Commission will be "bearing witness on behalf of the nation" when hearings begin in September. On August 30, the Dart Centre hosted a special forum for news professionals preparing to cover the hearings and the sensitive issue of child sex abuse. (See the event lineup here.)