As the heat wave and bush fire crisis continues across Australia, we have assembled resources for journalists on covering disaster and recovery, interviewing victims and survivors, and working with colleagues exposed to traumatic events.
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting of violence, trauma and tragedy across all media platforms. Judges will make two awards, each carrying a $5,000 cash prize. The submission deadline -- January 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST -- has passed.
The Dart Center plays a critical role in the worldwide campaign to defend press-freedom — and innovative, trauma-informed reporting is a crucial push-back against authoritarians, oligarchs and abusers of power everywhere.
When conducting an interview with someone who has experienced trauma – especially a child – remember that you have the power, and they have the hurt. How do you give a child a sense of power and control? How do you help them tell their story?
Bruce Shapiro welcomes 28 journalists from 16 countries to Columbia Journalism School for the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 19, 2019.
Full video "Best Practices in Reporting on Refugee Children, Families, and Caregivers" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 21, 2019.