A final word from Executive Director Bruce Shapiro following the Dart Centre's daylong forum "Reporting Responsibly into the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse."
Whether your beat is family violence or natural disaster, the news choices you face are difficult, and affect your subjects, policy makers and the wider public. This page offers a wide range of quick tips, deep background and training and support programs to help journalists cover bad news better.
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting of human tragedy across all media platforms. The deadline to submit is Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM. Click here for submission guidlines, and click here to submit your entry.
Eleven million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S., not only without the same basic rights as citizens, but with the constant fear of losing their freedom and livelihood. Sixty-three percent have been in the country at least 10 years. How do journalists report on immigrants and grapple with a system one speaker described as "a modern form of apartheid"? Check back soon for full video coverage. Click here for the workshop agenda. Click here for speaker bios.
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.
Your contributions help the Dart Center nurture informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
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