Dart Blog

In Aftermath of Cyclone Pam, Resources for Journalists

A cyclone ravaged the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early on Saturday, killing at least 24 people and displacing upwards of 3,000, according to the United Nations. In the aftermath, we share resources for reporters on covering disaster, interviewing victims and survivors, and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events.

Peter Greste Shares Strategies for Coping in Confinement

Al-Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison, after being tried on charges that included spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood. He spoke with Ochberg Fellow Stuart Hughes about finding the strength to cope with the ordeal.

Newsrooms Face Challenge Amid Surge of Graphic Imagery

In an article for Poynter this week, Katie Hawkins-Gaar considers the mental health challenges faced by journalists tasked with watching and vetting graphic user-generated content, and the responsiblities of the news organizations for whom they do it.

New Site Helps Kids Cope with Bad News

Behind the News, a weekly ABC News broadcast, has launched a new web page designed to support students who are exposed to distressing news. 

Ochberg Fellows Conclude Week at Columbia

On January 22, the 2015 Ochberg Fellows concluded a week of seminars and conversations on trauma science, journalism craft and ethics around covering violence, conflict and trauma.