• Exemplary Journalism

    May 8 2013

    Bringing it Home: 2013 Dart Awards

    Alan Chin

    On May 1, 2013, the Dart Center celebrated the 2013 Dart Awards winners and honorable mentions and presented a roundtable discussion. The conversation explored the story-behind-the-story, and drilled down on what's involved in undertaking hard-hitting, humane investigations of trauma and pursuing high-impact collaborations. Dart Foundation Vice President James Lammers and Dart Foundation Program Manager Claudia Deschaine presented the awards.

  • Blog Post

    Apr 29 2011 8:09 AM

    2011 Dart Awards Honor Outstanding Reporting on Institutions

    There are many forces that suppress stories of trauma, from the active denial of perpetrators to the passive denial of those who prefer to look away.  But when human tragedy is embedded in complex institutions — high school, higher ed, the military — the challenges of reporting and storytelling multiply. More »

  • Blog Post

    Apr 21 2011 5:25 PM

    April 27: Crusading Against Silence

    The 2011 Dart Awards recognize searing, in-depth investigations which exposed how important institutions — schools, universities and the military — betray the very people they are supposed to protect: victims of teenage bullying and campus rape, brain-injured soldiers and families left behind by war. On Wednesday, April 27, we invite you to join us in celebrating the winners and engaging in a conversation on journalism that is both hard-hitting and humane. More »

  • Announcement

    Apr 20 2011

    2011 Dart Award Winners Named

    Photo: Sonya Hebert / Dallas Morning News: 
Sgt. 1st Class Mario Sierra embr ...

    The winners of the 2011 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma: The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, NPR with the Center for Public Integrity and NPR with ProPublica.

  • Dart Award Winner

    Apr 14 2011

    Brain Wars: How the Military is Failing its Wounded

    Graphic: Al Granberg: 
Traumatic brain injuries have been called the "signat ...

    This comprehensive multimedia investigation delves into the ramifications of the signature wound of today’s wars: traumatic brain injury (TBI). Originally published by ProPublica and NPR  in 2010.

  • Dart Award Winner

    Apr 14 2010

    The Deadly Choices at Memorial

    Photo: Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum / The New York Times: 
Four years after Katr ...

    This gripping narrative, which exposes the decision-making that left 18 patients dead after injections of painkillers and sedatives in a flooded hospital in New Orleans, is a winner of the 2010 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. It was originally published by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine in August, 2009.

  • Announcement

    Apr 14 2010

    2010 Dart Award Winners

    Photo: Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum / The New York Times: 
Four years after Katr ...

    The winners of the 2010 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma: the St. Petersburg Times and ProPublica in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine.

  • Video Interview

    Aug 26 2009

    The Story Behind a 2010 Dart Award Winner

ProPublica reporter Sheri Fink discusses her story, "The Deadly Choices at Memorial."

    In a Katrina-flooded hospital, doctors injected patients with painkillers and sedatives. Were they easing their pain or speeding their deaths? In a 2009 interview, ProPublica reporter Sheri Fink, winner of the 2010 Dart Award, explains how she pursued the story.

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