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: "Crusading Against Silence: High-Impact Reporting on Invisible Victims."


Kevin Cullen, columnist, Boston Globe
Sonya N. Hebert, photographer, The Dallas Morning News
Kristen Lombardi, reporter, Center for Public Integrity
T. Christian Miller, reporter, ProPublica
Daniel Zwerdling, correspondent, NPR
Bruce Shapiro, executive director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (moderator)

Event Details

This event is free and open to the public.

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
World Room, 3rd Floor
116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY

Please RSVP to [email protected].

The Dart Awards

Established in 1995, the Dart Awards annually recognize outstanding reporting that portrays traumatic events with accuracy, insight and sensitivity while illustrating the effects of trauma on victims’ lives and the process of recovery from emotional trauma.

Winners of the the 2011 Dart Awards are the Boston Globe for "A Tormenting Problem: An Exploration of New-Age Bullying"; The Dallas Morning News for "Private Battles"; NPR and the Center for Public Integrity for "Seeking Justice in Campus Rapes"; and NPR and ProPublica for "Brain Wars: How the Military is Failing its Wounded."

Read past Dart Award winners.

See a slideshow of Dart Award-winning photography.