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Deadline Tonight! 2016 Dart Awards

The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting of human tragedy across all media platforms. Judges will make two awards, each carrying a $5000 cash prize. Entries must be submitted through the online application system by Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Dart Asia Pacific Director Honored for Pioneering Leadership in Trauma & Journalism

Cait McMahon, managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia today for her pioneering leadership on behalf of journalists at risk of post-traumatic stress and other psychological injury. Awarded by Australia’s Governor General, the Order of Australia is the preeminent means by which the nation recognizes outstanding service by its citizens. McMahon received the honor for “services to community health, particularly traumatic stress services to journalists.”

Elizabeth Alexander Memoir Nominated for National Award

Poet, essayist and critic Elizabeth Alexander spoke with the Dart Center's Bruce Shapiro about her best-selling memoir, which recalls the life and sudden death of her husband Ficre Ghebreyesus. Today, The Light of the World was nominated for a National Books Critics Circle Award. 

Reporting Resources on Covering Guns

Last Spring the Dart Center organized a two-day workshop to improve journalists' knowledge of guns and gun violence, explore new research, reporting ideas and best practices with leading experts in public health, policy, medicine and the law. In the aftermath of the San Bernardino and Colorado Springs shootings, these resources may be useful.

Support the Dart Center on #GivingTuesday

Building journalists’ capacity to report thoroughly and accurately on violence, war and other abuses and their aftermath is more essential than ever as societies wrestle with how to deal with terrorism and crime, how to aid refugees, whether to go to war and how to protect the most vulnerable citizens.

"We Grow Up, We Remember"

For the past two years, Australia's Royal Commission has been investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. Dart Centre Asia Pacific Board Chair Matthew Ricketson reflects on a public hearing he attended in Melbourne to support a friend who had been abused by a school chaplain.

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