Resources for Dart Award Winner

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"What Happened at Dos Erres" and "Finding Oscar"

This American Life, ProPublica and Fundación MEPI collaborated to produce a stunning and powerful story in multiple formats that uncovers a 1982 massacre of a village in Guatemala. There were only two known survivors. Thirty years later, Oscar Ramirez, living in Boston, got a call from a woman who told him he was one of them. "Finding Oscar" and "What Happened at Dos Erres" were both originally published in May, 2012.

Standing Up: Davien's Story

This powerful and poignant multimedia series tells the story of Davien Graham, who was 16-years old when he was shot by a Latino gang member for being black. With dignity, insight and compassion, the series documents Davien’s life over the course of five years – from his hospital bed to his new life as a paraplegic, through the trial and conviction of his shooter and beyond. Judges called “Standing Up” a “tour de force," “resonating at the highest level of journalistic excellence.” Originally published in the Los Angeles Times in November, 2012.

Punched Out

Over six months, The New York Times examined the life and death of the professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who rose to fame as one of the sport's most feared fighters before dying at age 28.  Originally published in the New York Times in December, 2011.

Living 9/11

This radio special uses a mix of archival recordings and interviews with dozens of ordinary people to help listeners understand the emotional impact of the traumatic event, ten years later. Originally broadcast by WNYC and presented by PRX in August, 2011.

2011 Dart Awards Honor Outstanding Reporting on Institutions

There are many forces that suppress stories of trauma, from the active denial of perpetrators to the passive denial of those who prefer to look away.  But when human tragedy is embedded in complex institutions — high school, higher ed, the military — the challenges of reporting and storytelling multiply.

A Tormenting Problem: An Exploration of New-Age Bullying

This series, spurred by the suicide of a Massachusetts teenager, explores the phenomenon of bullying from every angle, including the experiences of victims and the adults and institutions charged with protecting them.  Originally published in the Boston Globe throughout 2010.

The Deadly Choices at Memorial

This gripping narrative, which exposes the decision-making that left 18 patients dead after injections of painkillers and sedatives in a flooded hospital in New Orleans, is a winner of the 2010 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. It was originally published by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine in August, 2009.

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