The annual Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships give senior and mid-career journalists the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy. The annual Dart Center Academic Fellowships, offered each summer, provide in-depth training to journalism educators. The biennial Dart Asia Fellowships take a team approach to meet the needs of senior journalists and their editors based in Asia.
The Dart Center has announced the recipients of the 2015 Ochberg Fellowship, a program that deepens journalists' reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy. This year’s Fellows include outstanding senior and mid-career journalists in all media, representing nine nations and five continents.
"The Ochberg Fellowship opened a whole new world for me. Discussions during the fellowship seminar led me to an international reporting project in Rwanda and Bosnia. Back at home, the fact that I attended the Fellowship has given me credibility with victims' advocates and mental health professionals. My daily court beat has improved exponentially due to everything I have learned."
- Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2000)
"The chances to stop and take stock are all too rare as a reporter. The chance to stop and take stock with such a lively, open and stimulating group as gathered by Dart was unique. It was humbling to realize what a lot of great journalism there is in an industry that moans a lot about dumbing down. We could not stop talking day and night, and the compassion and humanity on display was refreshing. It was like the best retreat—set apart yet blindingly relevant."
—David Loyn, BBC (2005)
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