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.
Seventeen students and teachers were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Please consult our resources in covering this tragedy and its aftermath.
In the wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing, Poynter's Kelly McBride contends it’s time to rewrite journalism policies on naming survivors.
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.
In September 2017, the Dart Center hosted journalists and Ochberg Fellows Finbarr O'Reilly and Thomas Brennan for a conversation about their joint memoir, Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Conflict Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War. Scroll down for the full event video and a lightly edited transcript.
This tip sheet, drawing on interviews with nine leading women in journalism and other sources, offers strategies for recognizing, mitigating and addressing sexual harassment and other predatory behavior while reporting. It is not exhaustive, and is not a substitute for discussing challenging situations with colleagues.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies has released a special issue on sexual harassment and sexual assault, featuring articles and resources available at no cost through the end of the year.
As Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to child sexual abuse hands down its final report, what have we learned so far about the dynamics of abusive institutions?