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New Resources for Journalism Educators

To assist journalism educators and college media advisors in training the next generation of journalists, the Dart Center is pleased to announce a new compendium of resources developed in collaboration with Dart Academic Fellow and San Diego State Associate Professor of Journalism, Amy Schmitz Weiss.


  • DVD

    Ethical Reporting on Traumatised People

    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. 

  • Event Video

    Q&A: A Survivor's Perspective

    Full video and edited transcript; "Getting it Right: Reporting on Gun Violence"; May 29, 2015.

  • In Depth

    Reporting the Gun Beat Q&A

    Cheryl Thompson, Investigative Reporter at the Washington Post, Mark Follman, National Affairs Editor at Mother Jones, and Jim MacMillan, Founder and Editor of, in conversation with Dart's Bruce Shapiro. Below is a lightly edited version of their conversation.

  • Link List

    Online Resources for Covering Guns

    Resources recommended by speakers and participants at the 2015 Dart Center workshop "Covering Guns."

  • In Depth

    Getting it Right: A Survivor's Perspective

    Use the shooter's name sparingly, with purpose, and instead focus on the survivors. Avoid salaciousness, but don't sugarcoat the facts. Be gentle, but understand that no matter what, asking a survivor to retell his or her story opens up old wounds.

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  • Publications

    Guidebooks and DVDs on best practices in covering trauma.

  • Training

    Specialized training and seminars for journalists and educators.

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