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2017 Dart Awards, in Pictures

Last week, the Dart Center hosted a reception, awards presentation and winners’ roundtable to honor the 2017 Dart Award winners.

Oct 19-22, 2017

Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones Course

New York, NY - United States
The Dart Center is offering an intensive four-day crisis zone reporting course at Columbia Journalism School to prepare journalists to work safely and effectively in volatile situations such as war, conflict and disaster zones. The course emphasizes risk assessment and harm prevention. Partial scholarships will be awarded to a select number of freelance journalists courtesy of the Rory Peck Trust. The application deadline has passed.

2017 Dart Award Finalists

This year's Dart Awards went to The Salt Lake Tribune for its coverage of sexual assault at Brigham Young University and to Transom.org for “A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice and My Mother." An honorable mention went to The New York Times. 

The following nine pieces were finalists: ABC News and Marvel Comics, "Madaya Mom”;  APM Reports, “In the Dark”; The Associated Press, “Honor Bound”; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “License to Betray”; The Boston Globe, "Private Schools, Painful Secrets”; The Chicago Tribune, “Tavon and the Bullet”; Reuters “The Road to Ward 17: My Battle with PTSD"; The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Crisis WIthin”; and Texas Monthly, “The Reckoning”

A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice, And My Mother

This intensely personal documentary tells the story of a violent crime committed against reporter Samantha Broun’s mother, its far-reaching impact on her family and decades of reverberations on politics and the criminal justice system. Judges described “A Life Sentence” as a “deeply honest,” “brave” and personal story “elevated to great journalism.” Originally published by Transom.org in March, 2016.

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