Be human first. Do as much pre-reporting as possible. Find out what questions the child has been asking. When possible, immerse. Make them comfortable. Leave them in a good place. Verify what they’ve told you. And don’t underestimate them.
In January 2019 the Dart Center hosted a four-day journalism training workshop in Amman, Jordan, with a special focus on the Syrian refugee crisis and response.
The Dart Center has announced the recipients of its first ever reporting fellowships on early childhood development. The fellows will have six months to work on stories across the globe. Learn more about the fellows and their stories below.
The Ochberg Fellowship, now in its 20th year, is the Dart Center's flagship program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. The next fellowship will take place July 22-27, 2019. Applications will open on November 18, 2018. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2019.
Video coverage of the 2018 Dart Awards celebration and winners' roundtable, featuring Neil Barsky, John Woodrow Cox, Azmat Khan, and Lizzie Presser; plus a special World Press Freedom commemoration featuring Columbia Journalism School graduate students Ali Anisi Tehrani and Davi Merchan.
Bruce Shapiro welcomes 30 journalists from 17 countries to Columbia Journalism School for the Dart Center's Early Childhood Reporting Institute: Covering Trauma, Resilience and the Developing Brain; June 28, 2018.
Bruce Shapiro shares closing remarks at the Dart Center's four-day Early Childhood Reporting Institute: Covering Trauma, Resilience and the Developing Brain; July 1, 2018.
Detailed agenda from the Dart Center's Early Childhood Reporting Institute: Covering Trauma, Resilience and the Developing Brain; June 28 - July 1, 2018; New York City.