The Dart Center surveyed 247 journalists around the world about the safety trainings they attended, the skills they acquired and the gaps between these trainings and their professional needs on the ground. This report, prepared by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in psychology, occupational safety and journalism practice, details the results. Scroll down for the executive summary and click here for the full report.
Resources for Self-Care & Peer Support
Sexual harassment is at the top of the news agenda, and every industry - from politics to arts and entertainment to journalism - is being called to account. Like so many of their counterparts in other fields, women journalists contend with unwanted presumptions and the threat of gender-based violence. The Dart Center asked nine leading women in journalism to share their experiences and to reflect on their own best practices.
Nepali journalist Arun Karki shares techniques for building resiliency and reporting sensibly on trauma-related issues.
Seamus Kelters, who died suddenly on September 27, 2017, was an influential chronicler of Northern Ireland’s civil conflict and co-author of Lost Lives: The Story of the Men, Women and Children Who Died As A Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles. An early Dart Center Ochberg Fellow, he played a central role in the evolution of trauma-aware journalism. We asked several friends and colleagues for remembrances of Seamus and his work. Below, reflections and recollections by Susan McKay, Scott North, Donna DeCesare, Frank Ochberg, Joe Hight, Elana Newman, Gavin Rees and Bruce Shapiro. Scroll down for excerpts, and click to the right to read the full pieces.
Last month, a massive fire tore through the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London, killing at least 80 people and injuring 70 more. Jason Parkinson, a freelance video journalist, arrived on the scene the next morning. Here, he reflects on his experience covering this tragedy.
At the 2017 Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, Dart Centre Europe's Gavin Rees joined photographers Capucine Granier-Deferre and Patrick Tombola to discuss coping with trauma while reporting from conflict zones.
At the 2017 Global Media Forum in Germany, a panel discussion featuring conflict photographers Capucine Granier-Deferre and Patrick Tombola, and Dart Centre Europe's Gavin Rees.
A cohort of major Swedish media companies have formally agreed on a common approach to safety training for journalists working in high-risk areas, and have committed to taking the same responsibility for freelancers as for salaried employees.