Features

  • In Depth

    May 12 2015

    Covering Natural Disaster in Nepal

    Ahmad Masood / Reuters: 
A youth carries his belongings on his back as he wa ...

    Over the last three weeks, a pair of powerful earthquakes shook Nepal, resulting in the deaths of more than 8,000 people. The Dart Center spoke with journalists Russell Lewis and Amantha Perera, and clinician Patrice Keats, about the challenges of covering this tragedy, including verifying information in a time of emergency, speaking with families of missing people, and working through the personal challenges of covering trauma.

  • In Depth

    Apr 21 2015

    Anzac Day: Ethics of Remembrance

    Chris Hyde / Getty: 
Members of the Mudgeeraba light horse troop take part i ...

    As hundreds of thousands prepare for this Saturday's 100 year anniversary of Anzac Day, journalists must ensure they are promoting healing, not reopening old wounds.

  • In Depth

    Apr 13 2015

    On the Front Lines in Ukraine

    Anastasia Vlasova: 
Residents of the besieged town of Debaltseve sit in a bu ...

    In 2011, at the age of 17, Anastasia Vlasova covered protests in Kiev for the first time. Three years later when the first wave of major violence erupted in Ukraine, she was studying journalism in her first semester of graduate school. “I wanted to shake people's shoulders and say, wake up! There's a war going on in our country.” A Q&A with Alan Chin.

  • In Depth

    Apr 9 2015

    Faces of Domestic Violence

    These videos are part of a comprehensive print and multimedia series that exposes South Carolina as a state where more than 300 women died from domestic abuse over the past decade while political leaders did little to stem the violence.” Originally published in the Post & Courier August, 2014.

  • Dart Award Honorable Mention

    Apr 9 2015

    Collateral Damage

    This illuminating three-part series explores the collateral consequences of violence on children, caregivers, educators and others not directly in its line of fire. Judges called the series “eye-opening” and “compelling,” and praised the “compassion” and “clarity” with which the story was approached and executed. Originally published in the Baltimore Sun in December, 2014.

  • Dart Award Winner

    Apr 9 2015

    Moral Injury

    
Former Marine Stephen Canty.

    This provocative three-part series examines the concept of moral injury, a phenomenon where combat or operational experiences transgress deeply held moral and ethical beliefs that undergird a service member’s humanity; often seen as damage to the soul. Judges praised the series for “gracefully and confidently marrying the humanity and understanding of its survivors with a gritty, powerful investigation that breaks new ground.” Originally published in the Huffington Post in March 2014.

  • Announcement

    Apr 9 2015

    2015 Dart Award Winners Announced

    Grace Beahm / The Post and Courier: 
The gravesite of Detra Rainey and her f ...

    This year's Dart Awards went to The Texas Observer with The Guardian US for "Beyond the Border," The Huffington Post for "Moral Injury" and The Post and Courier for "Till Death Do Us Part." An honorable mention went to The Baltimore Sun. Please join us on April 30 for the Dart Awards panels and celebration.

  • Dart Award Winner

    Apr 9 2015

    Till Death Do Us Part

    This comprehensive five-part print and multimedia series exposes South Carolina as a state where more than 300 women died from domestic abuse over the past decade while political leaders did little to stem the violence. Judges called “Till Death Do Us Part” “extraordinarily powerful,” “so thoroughly reported and well written as to feel like the definitive work on domestic violence in South Carolina.” Originally published in the Post & Courier in August, 2014.

  • In Depth

    Apr 6 2015

    148 Killed in Attack on Kenyan University

    Goran Tomasevic / Reuters: 
A man looks through a window of Garissa morgue a ...

    An Al-Shabab terrorist attack on a university in Garissa, Kenya, left 148 people dead, including 142 university students. 

  • In Depth

    Mar 30 2015

    GermanWings Crash Kills 150

    Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images: 
A rescue helicopter from the French Secu ...

    A German airliner crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. Below are tip sheets and other resources for journalists covering this evolving story.

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