Dart Award Lessons

  • In Depth

    Jun 20 2015

    Award Winners Offer Advice on Covering Trauma

Mae Ryan details the collaboration between The Guardian U.S. and The Texas Observer, as Glen ...

    At this year's Dart Awards winners' roundtable, Melissa del Bosque, Andrea McDaniels, Mae Ryan, Glenn Smith and David Wood shared tips on covering violence, building trust and self-care.

  • Video Feature

    Dec 6 2011

    The Big Map: Outlining Narratives

    St. Petersburg Times: 
St. Petersburg Times enterprise reporter Ben Montgome ...

    Two sets of Dart Award-winning writers and editors describe how they tackled their complicated stories, and reveal a common secret weapon: a (large) paper outline.

  • Video Feature

    Jan 28 2010

    Telling the Hardest Stories

    Photo: Jeff Widener / The Honolulu Advertiser: 
The life of Breeanna Aiona-A ...

    Winners and judges of the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma break down the process behind  three exemplary stories.

  • Event Video

    May 12 2009

    The Craft of Trauma Journalism

As Plain Dealer features editor Debbie Van Tassel listens, PRI reporter Jeb Sharp describes  ...

    Winners of the 2009 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma discuss journalistic craft and answer questions in a panel discussion at Columbia University.

  • Event Video

    May 31 2008

    2008 Dart Award Panel

    At the 2008 Dart Awards ceremony, honorees from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and NPR spoke in a panel discussion: "Out of the Shadows: Reporting on Violence Against Women." Watch excerpts from that discussion.

  • Booklet

    Jan 1 2005

    Best Practices in Trauma Reporting

    A systematic analysis of what works in trauma reporting, drawn from a decade of Dart Award-winning stories and aimed at providing perspective and insight on covering victims of violence.