MDDC Codeswitching Series Session 1: Trauma-Informed Reporting Best Practices

July 31, 2023
1:00 - 2:15pm

MDDC Press Association presents "Codeswitching Series Session 1: Trauma-Informed Reporting Best Practices." Join Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, as he discusses the best practices for journalists who are reporting on trauma-affected communities. This overview session will touch on how to ethically report on events in vulnerable communities and cultivate relationships in the field.

Free for members, students, and interns $20 non-member fee. Registration for this virtual event is required.

Bruce Shapiro is Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide. An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. He is Adjunct Professor and Senior Advisor for Academic Affairs at Columbia, where he teaches journalism ethics. His books include Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America and Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America’s Future. Shapiro is recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Public Advocacy Award for “outstanding and fundamental contributions to the social understanding of trauma.” He is a founding board member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.