Features for Educators

  • 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!

  • Special Report

    Aug 12 2014

    Does UGC Lead to PTSD?

    Joe Skipper / Reuters: 
Guests tour the "Acquisition Room", which receives t ...

    Journalists working with a steady stream of uncensored violent imagery generated by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, according to research published earlier this week in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. Partly in response to this study, the Dart Center has released a new, comprehensive tip sheet for journalists working with traumatic imagery.

  • Tip Sheet

    Aug 12 2014

    Working with Traumatic Imagery

    Photographs and video of horrifying, violent acts may provide essential documentation of human tragedy. But however compelling its news value, traumatic imagery needs to be handled with care, as it can place the wellbeing of those who work with it at risk.

  • Interview

    Aug 10 2014

    Dianne Solis on Border Crisis, Migrant Children

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

    Dianne Solis, senior writer for the Dallas Morning News, has been covering immigration for the past 25 years. As the humanitarian crisis on the southern border continues, we spoke with Solis about her experiences on the beat, and the challenges of working with children, establishing trust over short periods of time, and providing context for the average reader back home.

  • Tip Sheet

    Aug 7 2014

    Reinvestigating Rape: Tips

    In this tip sheet, Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter and 2008 Dart Award Winner Rachel Dissell offers advice for reporters on understanding forensic testing, crime laws, and how sexual violence can impact survivors and their communities. For the full report, click here. And click here for the Plain Dealer's Reinvestigating Rape project, reported by Dissell and her her colleague Leila Atassi.

     

  • In Depth

    Aug 7 2014

    Reinvestigating Rape: Old Evidence, New Answers

    Lonnie Timmons III / The Plain Dealer: 
Cleveland police have finished sendi ...

    A growing number of communities across the country are wrestling with how to deal with rape kit backlogs. In this in-depth report, Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter and 2008 Dart Award Winner Rachel Dissell answers common questions about rape kit testing, and provides useful links, resources and questions that reporters can pose to authorities following the reopening of thousands of sexual assault cases nationwide. Click here for quick tips, and click here for the Plain Dealer's Reinvestigating Rape project, reported by Dissell and her colleague Leila Atassi.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jul 31 2014

    Visual Journalism Tactics

    A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jul 31 2014

    Covering Children and Youth

    A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jul 31 2014

    Editor Perspective: Self-Care Practices and Peer Support for the Newsroom

    A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jul 31 2014

    Social Media Practices

    A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.