"If it bleeds it leads." The death of one human being at the hand of another is a story that journalists are expected to tell. What are the special challenges posed by these stories of fatal violence? What can reporters learn about interviewing, creating a meaningful context for understanding a personal and communal trauma, about the long trajectory of murder in the lives of survivors?
As the WDBJ tragedy evolves, how will journalists frame the story?
An Al-Shabab terrorist attack on a university in Garissa, Kenya, left 148 people dead, including 142 university students.
A Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, left 145 people dead, more than 100 of them children. Among the dead were nine Taliban gunmen, according to the army press office.
To assist journalism educators and college media advisors in training the next generation of journalists, the Dart Center is pleased to announce a new compendium of resources developed in collaboration with Dart Academic Fellow and San Diego State Associate Professor of Journalism, Amy Schmitz Weiss.
A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.
The New Republic
Following the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon, Dave Cullen shares tips he's learned after 16 years of covering massacres.
PTSD Research Quarterly
A study on the impact of mass shootings on individual adjustment from the National Center of PTSD Research Quarterly.
National Center for PTSD
A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet. A summary of the specific effects of community violence on children and adolescents.
A 40-page guide to help journalists, photojournalists and editors report on violence while protecting both victims and themselves. Click here for a Ukrainian translation.
This documentary, available online and on DVD, examines the impact of the news coverage of the Columbine High School shootings.
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