2021 Dart Awards Presentation & Roundtable, hosted by Kate Snow

September 30, 2021
6:00pm EST

The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma recognize exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families or communities. This year's Dart Awards were given to Gimlet and Spotify for "Shake the Room," the Anchorage Daily News with ProPublica for "Unheard," and the Associated Press for "Lives Lost." Honorable mentions were awarded to the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) for their coverage of George Floyd's murder, TIME for "Contagion of Fear," and Univision News Digital for "Trapped in Mexico."

On September 30, NBC News' Kate Snow hosted a live virtual ceremony, featuring roundtable discussions that illuminated the questions of craft, ethics and storytelling in the journalists' work, and explored innovative best practices in hard-hitting, humane reporting on violence and tragedy. The full event video is now available here:

Roundtable speakers:
  • Patricia Clarembaux, Senior national reporter, Univision Noticias Digital
  • Adriana Gallardo, Engagement reporter, ProPublica
  • Peter Prengaman, News director, Western United States, The Associated Press
  • Maya Rao, Race and immigration reporter, The Star Tribune
  • Simon Shuster, Correspondent, TIME
  • Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr., Host, Resistance Podcast
  • Raghuram Vadarevu, Digital storytelling editor, global enterprise and investigative teams, The Associated Press
Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
For more information about this years' honorees and judges, visit our announcement page.

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