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Mar 26, 2019

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: When Investigative Reporting Hits Home

New York, NY - United States - North America
4 p.m.
Please join the Dart Center for TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: When Investigative Reporting Hits Home, a special discussion on projects involving journalists' own families and communities, featuring Pulitzer winner Joe Hight, author of UNNECESSARY SORROW: A JOURNALIST INVESTIGATES LIFE AND DEATH OF HIS OLDER BROTHER - ORDAINED, DISCARDED, SLAIN, forthcoming from The RoadRunner Press.With Unnecessary Sorrow Hight has turned his finely-honed skill at reporting sensitive controversies to the story of his brother Paul Hight, a former Catholic priest killed in an encounter with police after a lifetime of struggle with mental illness. Joe will discuss the craft and ethical challenges that come with investigative projects that touch vital nerves in reporters’ own families and communities, and explore lessons for reporting on mental illness and tragedy.

Gun Violence Seen Through the Eyes of Children

This meticulously reported series offers a ground level, panoramic view of the devastating and profound impact of gun violence on children's lives. The results, at once harrowing and revelatory, provide a fresh and compelling look at one of the most pressing issues of our time. Judges called this package a "remarkable series spanning multiple events of violence, each examined with unflinching clarity and emotional rawness." Originally published by The Washington Post between April - December, 2017.

We Are Witnesses

Employing the highest standards of video production, “We Are Witnesses” captures the enormity of the jail-court-prison complex, while keeping an intense focus on the individual lives affected and provoking dialogue around criminal justice reform. Judges praised its “innovative” approach to storytelling, exploring “multifaceted trauma” from “many different angles,” and “refusing cliché at every level.” The series was created by The Marshall Project in partnership with Participant Media, The New Yorker, and Condé Nast Entertainment, and ran on both The Marshall Project and The New Yorker websites.

Remembering Seamus Kelters: Pioneering Trauma Journalist

Seamus Kelters, who died suddenly on September 27, 2017, was an influential chronicler of Northern Ireland’s civil conflict and co-author of Lost Lives: The Story of the Men, Women and Children Who Died As A Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles. An early Dart Center Ochberg Fellow, he played a central role in the evolution of trauma-aware journalism. We asked several friends and colleagues for remembrances of Seamus and his work. Below, reflections and recollections by Susan McKay, Scott North, Donna DeCesare, Frank Ochberg, Joe Hight, Elana Newman, Gavin Rees and Bruce ShapiroScroll down for excerpts, and click to the right to read the full pieces.

Impunity in Mexico: Remembering Javier Valdez

One month after Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was assassinated outside his workplace, we asked seven journalists to reflect on his murder and the impact of violence and impunity on their work. Below, Donna DeCesare introduces pieces by Melissa del Bosque, Javier Garza, Michel Marizco, Maria Teresa Ronderos, Christopher Sherman and ​Marcela Turati. Scroll down for excerpts, and click to the right to read the full pieces.

Announcing Gun Violence Reporting Fellows

The Dart Center has announced the recipients of its first ever reporting fellowships on gun violence. The fellows will have up to nine months to work on projects in the Midwestern United States. Learn more about the eight fellows and their projects below.

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