Children

  • Print Publication

    Covering Children & Trauma

    Michelle McLoughlin / Reuters: 
A young girl is given a blanket after being  ...

    When children are victims of violence, journalists have a responsibility to report the truth with compassion and sensitivity.

  • Blog Post

    Sep 11 2014 4:09 PM

    Violence Against Children Reaches Alarming Rates

    Approximately one billion children worldwide are subjected to regular physical abuse, according to a staggering new study released by UNICEF last week.

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  • Interview

    Aug 10 2014

    Dianne Solis on Border Crisis, Migrant Children

    Eric Gay / AP: 
A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who cros ...

    Dianne Solis, senior writer for the Dallas Morning News, has been covering immigration for the past 25 years. As the humanitarian crisis on the southern border continues, we spoke with Solis about her experiences on the beat, and the challenges of working with children, establishing trust over short periods of time, and providing context for the average reader back home.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jul 31 2014

    Covering Children and Youth

    A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.

  • Dart Award Honorable Mention

    Apr 9 2014

    The Price of a Stolen Childhood

    Ina Jang / New York Times: 
When Nicole was a child, her father took pornogr ...

    This thought-provoking feature tells the stories of victims of child pornography and chronicles their pursuit of restitution from men who view their images, exploring a wide range of legal and emotional issues. Judges praised “The Price of a Stolen Childhood” for “gracefully delivering on its promise to illustrate the emotional, legal and financial impact of a new source of trauma,” and for “showing the complexity of legal interventions and their unintended consequences for victims and survivors.” Originally published in The New York Times Magazine in January, 2013.

  • Event Video

    Jan 15 2014

    Special Focus: Immigrant Children and Families

    In this video, Joanna Dreby gives a talk on immigrant children and families.

  • Blog Post

    Sep 9 2013 6:57 AM

    "This Is My Limit": Two Aussie Journalists Forego Commission Coverage

    Two prominent Australian journalists, Suzanne Smith and Joanne McCarthy, will not be covering the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In 2012, McCarthy wrote that child sexual abuse “is the genesis of decades of suffering, the silent wrecking ball in our community behind too many broken families, too many lost and shattered lives and too much pain." More »

  • Tip Sheet

    Sep 5 2013

    A Royal Commission Tip Sheet

    Jane Dempster: 
Honorable Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Com ...

    Key tips from participants of the Dart Centre's daylong forum "Reporting Responsibly into the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse."

  • Speech

    Sep 5 2013

    On Covering An Invisible War

    Jane Dempster: 
Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro addresses the f ...

    A final word from Executive Director Bruce Shapiro following the Dart Centre's daylong forum "Reporting Responsibly into the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse."

  • Event Report

    Sep 5 2013

    Preparing for "A Tsunami of Trauma”

    Jane Dempster: 
Peter Gogarty and Pat Feenan share a moment during the panel ...

    In the wake of Australia's child sex abuse scandals, the Royal Commission will be "bearing witness on behalf of the nation" when hearings begin in September. On August 30, the Dart Centre hosted a special forum for news professionals preparing to cover the hearings and the sensitive issue of child sex abuse. (See the event lineup here.)

  • Announcement

    Aug 15 2013

    Bearing Witness for the Nation

    Justin McManus / The Age: 
Supporters of a Royal Commission into sexual abus ...

    In the wake of Australia's child sex abuse scandals, the Royal Commission will be "bearing witness on behalf of the nation" when hearings begin in September. Journalists, too, will be called upon to inform the public, and to report on the sensitive proceedings. The Dart Centre has convened a special forum for news professionals preparing to cover the hearings, which took place in Sydney on August 30. Among the speakers were the Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission. Click here for the full schedule.

     

  • Announcement

    Aug 7 2013

    Dart Forum Targets Sex Abuse Commission

    
The Commissioners: (left to right) Mr Bob Atkinson AO APM, Professor Helen Milroy, Justice P ...

    In Sydney, Australia, a day of expert panels and journalist-to-journalist workshops aimed at promoting informed, accurate and ethical reporting on issues surrounding the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission, addressed this forum on August 30. Read the event report here.

  • Dart Award Winner

    Mar 26 2013

    Standing Up: Davien's Story

    This powerful and poignant multimedia series tells the story of Davien Graham, who was 16-years old when he was shot by a Latino gang member for being black. With dignity, insight and compassion, the series documents Davien’s life over the course of five years – from his hospital bed to his new life as a paraplegic, through the trial and conviction of his shooter and beyond. Judges called “Standing Up” a “tour de force," “resonating at the highest level of journalistic excellence.” Originally published in the Los Angeles Times in November, 2012.

  • Blog Post

    Jan 18 2013 11:16 AM

    Small Town, Big Story: Lessons from the Front Lines

    Following last month’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, WSHU Public Radio News Director Naomi Starobin shares lessons learned from her newsroom in Fairfield County, Connecticut. More »

  • Tip Sheet

    Dec 21 2012

    Returning From Newtown: How Journalists Leave a Tragedy

    For journalists returning from Newtown, tips on coping with their experience and the expectations of others to explain it.

  • Blog Post

    Dec 18 2012 4:31 PM

    Dart Staff and Affiliates Weigh In

    In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Dart Center staff and affiliates were in the news, speaking about best practices for journalists covering tragedy involving children, and how to move forward. More »

  • Fact Sheet

    Dec 17 2012

    Children’s Reactions to Trauma-related News Media

    Following the Newtown school shooting, a fact sheet on the effects of trauma-related news media on children.

  • Special Report

    Dec 14 2012

    Mass Shooting at Connecticut Elementary School: Resources

    Alan Chin / facingchange.org for the Dart Center: 
Two students from Sandy H ...

    A mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut left 28 people dead, including 20 children. See the Dart Center's resources for journalists covering this tragedy. 

  • Speech

    Nov 13 2012

    The Power of Listening

    Stringer / AFP / Getty Images: 
A Syrian man shows marks of torture on his b ...

    In 2009, former news editor of the Sunday Times and the Observer Andrew Hogg spoke to journalism students at the City University in London about the treatment of torture victims. In the wake of the London High Court decision allowing three Kenyans to sue the UK government for torture they suffered during the 1950s and 60s Mau Mau revolution, we revive this illuminating speech.

  • Event Video

    Nov 5 2012

    Video - Oscar's Story: A Case Study in Covering Violence

    In this video, two award-winning Columbia Journalism graduates talked about how they produced an unforgettable, investigative radio and print feature at the Dart Center’s annual all-class lecture.

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