Photojournalists are part of the team of first responders whenever a tragedy occurs. They are there to document the news event in pictures and their work can have a strong and lasting impact on the public consciousness and themselves.
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Early live reports of terrorist attacks are sometimes confusing and misleading. Yet there are also extraordinary examples of media excellence, with journalists risking their lives to inform the nation about an unfolding crisis.
Dart Award-winning reporter Laura Sullivan tells the story behind the story, "Sexual Abuse of Native American Women": a groundbreaking NPR investigation of an ongoing epidemic of sexual violence on Native American reservations.
At the 2008 Dart Awards ceremony, honorees from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and NPR spoke in a panel discussion: "Out of the Shadows: Reporting on Violence Against Women." Watch excerpts from that discussion.
Even as crime hits record lows in New York, among teenagers around the nation, gun homicides, gang violence and police shootings of young people are on the rise. Yet while shootings in suburban schools, churches and malls generate media controversy, epidemic levels of teen homicide in cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New Orleans attract scant attention.