Features

  • Announcement

    Apr 14 2014

    2014 Dart Award Winners Announced

    Bill Healy / This American Life

    This year's Dart Awards went to the Las Vegas Sun for Grace Through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers and This American Life for Harper High School: Parts I and II. Honorable mentions went to More Magazine and the New York Times Magazine. Join us on May 8 to mark the Dart Awards 20th Anniversary and to celebrate this year's winners!

  • In Depth

    Jul 25 2014

    Covering Suicide

    Media coverage of suicide is a public health issue. Alongside a judgment on whether the story is newsworthy, journalists need to be aware that their reporting can have wider impacts, not just on relatives and friends of the deceased, but also on readers and audiences.

  • Special Report

    Jul 14 2014

    Inside the Deadly War Against Pakistan's Media

    Asif Hassan / Getty: 
Pakistani journalists shout slogans during a protest a ...

    In his native Pakistan, investigative journalist Umar Cheema has endured kidnapping, torture, and intense criticism. Following his support of colleague Hamid Mir, who was nearly assassinated in April, Cheema reports that surveillance and harassment of him and his colleagues have markedly increased. This article was originally published by the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

  • Special Report

    Jul 10 2014

    As Border Crisis Emerges, Resources For Journalists

    Eric Gay / AP: 
A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who cros ...

    The number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the U.S. southern border has spiked, causing a growing humanitarian crisis. The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering this important issue.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jun 20 2014

    The Sewol Disaster: 10 Tips From Korean Reporters

    Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters : 
Maritime police search for missing passengers in fr ...

    Korean reporters covering the Sewol ferry disaster faced challenges they were not prepared for. Here, they offer their advice and tips for colleagues on the lessons they learned, and the preparation they wish they had before facing coverage of such a tragedy. Click here to read Chong ae Lee's full report on Korea's national tragedy. 

  • Announcement

    Jun 17 2014

    Applications Now Open for 2014-2015 Ochberg Fellowship

    Khaled Hassan: 
Jihad, a six year old child, lives in a slum by the railroad ...

    The Ochberg Fellowship, now in its 16th 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 1, 2014. Click here to apply.

  • Video Dispatch

    Jun 3 2014

    Ethical Reporting on Traumatised People: New Video and Teaching Notes

    In conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dart Centre Asia Pacific presents a new teaching video dealing with the treatment of news sources, "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma." The project was developed to supplement teaching materials for journalism educators.

  • Special Report

    May 25 2014

    Mass Shooting in Santa Barbara: Resources

    Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters: 
UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight v ...

    A mass shooting by a college student in Santa Barbara, California on Friday has left six people dead and 13 injured. See the Dart Center's resources for journalists covering this tragedy.

  • In Depth

    Apr 22 2014

    My Maidan: One Journalist's Story

    Emine Ziyatdinova: 
Euromaidan protestors carried an injured man from Instit ...

    When journalist Emine Ziyatdinova, a Crimean Tatar, returned to Ukraine earlier this year, she found herself covering a conflict that left one of her friends dead and forced her to conceal her identity. "I loved Ukraine," she said. "But I don't anymore." A Q&A with Alan Chin.

  • In Depth

    Apr 14 2014

    Oso's Mudslide: Five Journalists Speak

    Marcus Yam / Seattle Times: 
Faith leaders of the local ministerial associat ...

    On March 22, a massive mudslide washed over Oso, Washington, resulting in the deadliest landslide in United States history. As of this writing, at least 36 are confirmed dead and seven remain unaccounted for. The Dart Center spoke with five journalists about the challenges of covering the tragedy. With photos by Marcus Yam.

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