The Dart Center has announced the recipients of the 2017 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.
Click here for a list of all past fellows.
The Ochberg Fellowships, our flagship global program, is a unique seminar that brings together journalists from around the world who wish to deepen their knowledge of trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy for a week of seminars and conversations. Since 1999 the Ochberg Fellowships have supported more than 200 journalists from 25 countries. Named in honor of Frank Ochberg, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University and a pioneering figure in the definition and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, Stockholm Syndrome and other responses to violence and trauma, the Ochberg Fellowship program includes briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft and other aspects of professional practice; and other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.
The biennial Asia Pacific Fellowships offer seasoned journalists and their editors from the Asia-Pacific region a special opportunity to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy, and improve coverage of tragic events. The five-day programme, most recently based in Hong Kong, combines briefings, seminars and conversations by leading experts in the trauma and journalism fields with peer-to-peer discussions on the many challenges of covering tragedy and violence.
From 2011-2013 the Dart Center ran an annual fellowship program to provide in-depth training to journalism educators. Fellows came together for four days of seminars on journalism craft, practice and teaching, and then undertook individual projects that aimed to bring these learnings back to their classrooms. The program is currently on hiatus.
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- The Dart Center is offering a two-day reporting institute on covering gun violence for journalists reporting in the Midwest, February 10 and 11 in Chicago, Illinois. A select number of institute participants will be awarded three-six month reporting fellowships for 2017.
- In New York City, the Ochberg Fellowship will bring together journalists from around the world seeking to deepen their coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy, ranging from street crime and family violence to natural disasters, war and genocide.
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