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Looking Back on Disaster

Founded twenty-five years ago this month, Disaster Action has helped to reshape how the British political and legal systems respond to the needs of victims and survivors of public tragedies. In this edited interview, Pam Dix and Anne Eyre discuss their experiences with such disasters as Hillsborough, Lockerbie and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and its relevance for journalists covering the still unfolding aftermath of such events.

Lancet Publishes Groundbreaking Series on Early Childhood Development

A new series in the Lancet, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale, makes some troubling predictions. In middle and low-income countries, almost 250 million children –  43 percent of children under five – will fail to meet their developmental potential because of extreme poverty and deprivation. Karen Brown reports on these new findings in advance of the Dart Center's four-day reporting institute on early childhood experience and the developing brain.

The Art of Trauma Reporting: Pulitzer Prize Winners Reflect

In the summer of 2016, Dart Center researchers interviewed 10 Pulitzer Prize winners from the past 20 years who were honored for their coverage of traumatic events or investigative reporting on trauma-related issues. Alex Hannaford wrote on the relationship between Pulitzer winners and their sources, and the impact of Charles Porter's 1996 Prize-winning photo. Elana Newman gathered advice from honorees on best practices in trauma reporting. Matthew Ricketson wrote a conference recap.