Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation — with partners Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance — have published an online curriculum guide for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting in conflict zones around the world.
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At this year's AEJMC Conference, Dart Center Faculty Fellow Ari Goldman will present at a pre-conference workshop on the ethics of trauma journalism and classroom techniques, while 2011 Dart Center Academic Fellow Amy Schmitz-Weiss will present her research at “Beyond the Border: Teaching Journalism in the US and Mexico.”
No matter what the beat or medium, young journalists are almost certain to encounter human tragedy in the course of their work. But few student journalists are trained to recognize trauma and stress reactions in survivors, to make informed ethical choices about trauma news, or to deal with their own emotional reactions while on the job. With this in mind, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has established a new Academic Fellowship Program.