Covering civil unrest can be frightening and dangerous. A crowd may turn violent with little warning and police can target journalists or mistake them for rabble rousers. It’s particularly challenging to maintain social distancing during a riot, so take extra precautions to stay on the edge for quick exit. Bring extra masks, gloves and sanitizer for gear.
The Dart Centre Asia Pacific In Ten vodcast is a series of ten-minute chats with journalists, camera operators and other news professionals from across the globe about self-care and reporting in the time of coronavirus. How are these journalists caring for themselves and their craft in the midst of this pandemic? What unique reporting challenges have emerged? And what’s stayed the same? What lessons have they learned that they will carry forward beyond the pandemic?
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Dr. Cait McMahon OAM, Managing Director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific (DCAP) and the DCAP Board of Directors are delighted to announce two new appointments to the organisation – one a new Board position and one a staffing position. “In these strange and worrying times, DCAP’s resources are being drawn on more than ever,” McMahon said. “So we are especially pleased to announce that our organisation is strong and robust. We warmly welcome a new Chair to the organisation, Mr Peter Boehm, and a new staff member and Deputy Director, Kimina Lyall”.
Tips and tools to report safely and effectively during the coronavirus pandemic, updated regularly following Dart Center webinars.
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia Journalism School, has received a major gift from the philanthropic arm of Google to support news professionals challenged by the global coronavirus pandemic and other crises.
Edward Lawrence has been covering the coronavirus story on the ground in China since January, including a trip onto China’s frontline: Hubei province on lockdown. Here, he has outlined some of his thoughts on the challenges of reporting amid the pandemic, and the precautions that he and his team have been taking.
This year's Dart Awards went to The Plain Dealer for "Case Closed" and to The New York Times Magazine for "How Does the Human Soul Survive Atrocity?" Honorable mentions went to The Missoulian, NPR News, and ProPublica Illinois in collaboration with the Chicago Tribune,