2011 Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz reveals that in the fiscal year that ended in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs paid $437 million in retroactive benefits to the survivors of nearly 19,500 veterans who died waiting for their benefits.
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In the southern Philippines, the death toll from Typhoon Bopha has exceeded 1,000 as rescue workers continue to search for hundreds of missing. Dart Center resources for journalists are available.
In one of the most dangerous years for journalists to date, Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, has been freed along with his crew following five days of captivity in Syria.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Dart Center staff and affiliates were in the news, speaking about best practices for journalists covering tragedy involving children, and how to move forward.
Following Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Dart Center's executive director Bruce Shapiro has been asked by multiple news outlets to discuss the ethics of interviewing children in the midst of tragedy.
“Reporting on mass shootings and other large-scale attacks and killings tests the skill of reporters and the judgment of news organizations,” writes Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro, in a recent issue of Walkley magazine.
2009 Ochberg Fellow Peter Cave has won the 2012 Walkley Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.
According to a new report released this week by the Bureau of Justice, there has been a dramatic decline in intimate partner violence in the United States.
"The mission of raising consciousness about trauma is more than how to make journalism better,” says 2011 Dart Center Academic Fellow Doug Underwood. “I believe that studying trauma – as hard as it’s been and it’s not always easy to read trauma narratives – has made me a better person."