Resources for Training
The Dart Center is hosting a four-day journalism training workshop focused on children and the international refugee crisis.
Amy McQuire reflects on a Dart Centre Asia Pacific retreat focussed on Indigenous trauma reporting, and explains why she believes Aboriginal journalists need to embrace an advocate's role.
Be human first. Do as much pre-reporting as possible. Find out what questions the child has been asking. When possible, immerse. Make them comfortable. Leave them in a good place. Verify what they’ve told you. And don’t underestimate them.
In January 2019 the Dart Center hosted a four-day journalism training workshop in Amman, Jordan, with a special focus on the Syrian refugee crisis and response.
For journalists around the world, children are often at the forefront of reporting, on beats ranging from education and crime to refugees, conflict and international public health. Quite simply, children are the news - whether as the subjects of stories, the targets of social policies, or the victims of family violence, natural disaster, or war. Yet too often, reporting overlooks crucial innovations in the scientific understanding of early childhood, the impact of trauma on developing minds and the policies that promote resilience and growth in the face of violence, stress and upheaval.
The Age Boom Academy is now accepting applications for its annual three-day workshop for journalists. This year's Academy, May 31 - June 2, will focus on the impacts of new technology on an aging workforce, and will feature leading experts in journalism, science and economics.