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Aurora's Horror: Tips for Responsible Coverage

For reporters covering the horrifying shooting spree at an Aurora, Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises, the Dart Center has an array of tipsheets and other resources.

Fellows Scoop Up Pulitzers

Congratulations to Dart Center Ochberg Fellows David Wood of the Huffington Post and Susan Snyder of the Philadelphia Inquirer, just awarded 2012 Pulitzer Prizes.

A Twister's Path

With broad swaths of Dallas-Forth Worth cleaning up from more than a dozen tornados, weather experts predict that this spring could bring an above-average onslaught of twisters in the U.S. The Dart Center has an extensive array of resources for reporting on the aftermath of tornados as well as other natural disasters.


Colvin's last report: Homs shelling "absolutely horrific"

Two more journalists have died in Syria: reporter Marie Colvin of London's Sunday Times and French photographer Rémi Ochlik. Colvin's last report from Homs was a BBC interview the day before she was killed. "I counted 14 shells… I watched a little baby die today. Absolutely horrific. No one here can understand how the international community can let this happen."

ASPAC Journalism Fellows Defend Threatened Colleague

On December 2, Afnan Khan was driving home from his job as senior reporter at the Daily Times in Lahore Pakistan when a Land Cruiser pulled across his path on a deserted road. Two gunmen leapt out, took aim and ordered him from his car. 

Panel Audio: Covering Violence and Tragedy

Earlier in October, Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro led a panel discussion at Columbia Journalism School on covering violence and tragedy, part of the school's All-Class Lecture series for graduate journalism students. The panel featured Marianne McCune, a reporter for WNYC and a Columbia j-school alum; and Rob Perez, 2009 Dart Award winner and reporter for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Northern Ireland Conference Advises Dealing with "Act Two"

Ten years after the death of Martin O’Hagan, the only journalist killed in Northern Ireland's three-decade civil conflict, the National Union of Journalists held a conference in Belfast on September 30 exploring the safety issues and pressures that arise when covering sectarian violence. As the NUJ's Freelance reports, the theme was trauma and the effects of trauma that go beyond the front line.