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.
Resources for Training
The Dart Center offered a four-day global reporting institute for journalists on early childhood development, trauma, and resilience June 28 - July 1 2018, at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. The next training program in the series, Covering Children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis, is now open for applications.
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.
The Dart Center is offering a four-day reporting institute for international journalists on early childhood experience and the developing brain, March 9-12, 2017 at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. The application deadline has passed.