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Interviewing Victims

What is different about interviewing survivors of violence and tragedy? How can reporters avoid re-victimizing already-traumatized individuals? What are the special techniques and ethical obligations in the trauma interview?

Dart Resources

  • Announcement

    Ethical Reporting on Traumatised People

    In conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dart Centre Asia Pacific presents a new teaching video dealing with the treatment of news sources, "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma." The project was developed to supplement teaching materials for journalism educators. 

  • In Depth

    Award Winners Offer Advice on Covering Trauma

    At this year's Dart Awards winners' roundtable, Melissa del Bosque, Andrea McDaniels, Mae Ryan, Glenn Smith and David Wood shared tips on covering violence, building trust and self-care.

  • Event Agenda

    Screening: Media Running Amok

    The Freie Universität Berlin and Dart Centre Germany Europe have co-produced an educational film about the representation of so-called "highly expressive" and "targeted violence" in the media.

  • In Depth

    On the Front Lines in Ukraine

    In 2011, at the age of 17, Anastasia Vlasova covered protests in Kiev for the first time. Three years later when the first wave of major violence erupted in Ukraine, she was studying journalism in her first semester of graduate school. “I wanted to shake people's shoulders and say, wake up! There's a war going on in our country.” A Q&A with Alan Chin.

  • In Depth

    148 Killed in Attack on Kenyan University

    An Al-Shabab terrorist attack on a university in Garissa, Kenya, left 148 people dead, including 142 university students. 

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Outside Resources

  • Interviewing: The Ignored Skill

    Poynter Online

    When it comes to ethics, it's essential to ask good questions to make good decisions. A successful process includes asking key questions at the right time.

  • Dealing With Disaster

    Editor and Publisher

    Joe Strupp and Doug Cosper discuss the problems faced by journalists in extreme situations, with emphasis on the challenges faced at the World Trade Center after 9/11.