This two-day workshop served as a forum for improving journalists’ knowledge of critical issues such as mental, physical health and environmental health impacts of youth violence; innovations in prevention and intervention; social, economic and legal implications, and responses by schools, public health institutions, and community and faith-based organizations
Resources for Homicide & Mass Shooting, Children & Youth
Sacramento State Hornet student journalists were among the first to arrive at the scene where a California State University, Sacramento, student was beaten to death and his alleged assailant was shot by police. In this video produced by photojournalist Brian Feulner, four editors recall their actions and reactions in covering the tragic event.
Journalists from The St. Petersburg Times, ProPublica and the New York Times talk through the process of shaping their long and complicated Dart Award-winning narratives.
Dark, cold, grey, brooding Helsinki. This was the backdrop for Violence in the Networked Society, an international conference hosted by University of Helsinki’s Communication Research Center on Nov. 6 and 7, 2009. It was a particularly poignant setting, because in 2007 and again in 2008 Finland was the site of school shootings that together left 18 students murdered. In this highly literate and socially conscious society, the sense of communal grief was profound — a national trauma.
Yesterday, for the 10th anniversary of the most infamous school shooting, the Dart Center published a package for student journalists and educators on covering similar incidents; today, we took a look around the web and through our archive for more.
A former news editor of the student paper at the University of Chicago with close ties to the journalism community at NIU explores a side of that campus's tragedy that the major media outlets overlooked.
Student journalists and advisers from Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University show how they reported on mass-casualty attacks on their campuses. Video, timelines and tip sheets for student journalists and educators.
A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet. A summary of the specific effects of community violence on children and adolescents.