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Crisis Reporting in the Age of Social Media

In the high stakes business of trauma reporting, social media has become a powerful and controversial journalistic tool. We are also only just beginning to understand how to use it. A special report in advance of our symposium on Monday, April 22, in conjunction with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, at Columbia Journalism School: Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath.

Program Details: Sandy Hook and Beyond

Program details for our April 22nd symposium at Columbia University: "Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath." All panels were videotaped and can be watched here.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Coverage Resources

Chaos descended on Boston Monday as the city's storied Boston Marathon was rocked by two bombs near the finish line. As the facts emerge, journalists can draw on lessons drawn from other large-scale terrorism and disasters. 

Announcing the 2013 Ochberg Fellowships

Application guidelines for senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. All application materials must be submitted by October 11, 2013.

Speaker Bios

Bios for speakers and moderators at the the 2013 Dart Center symposium "Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath."

Introducing the 2013 Dart Asia Pacific Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the newly selected 2013 Asia Pacific Fellows who will come together May 12-19 in Bangkok, Thailand for a week of seminars, conversations, and briefings by leading experts in the trauma and journalism fields and peer-to-peer discussions on the challenges of covering tragedy and violence.

Symposium: Sandy Hook and Beyond

Click here to watch all of the symposium panels. Click here to read the Live Blog from the event. Click here for program details.

The daylong symposium: Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath took place on Monday at Columbia University. Regional and national journalists were joined by community leaders, mental health experts, policy advocates and Sandy Hook families and shared perspectives, discussed lessons learned and pointed the way towards responsible news coverage going forward. 

"The Story Behind these Hands: Finding Their Way Out"

Judges described this multimedia feature story in the York Daily Record (PA) as "moving" and "compassionate." It explores the lasting impact of trauma on one community nine years after the 2003 shooting at Red Lion Junior High that left the principal and shooter dead. Originally published in April, 2012. An interactive version of this story can be found here.

At War: Notes From the Front Lines

Brennan, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan and was diagnosed with PTSD upon returning home, offers a uniquely personal and clear-eyed account of military culture and life as a veteran. Judges called Brennan’s blogging “fresh,” “powerful” and “profound.” Brennan's contributions to the "At War" blog were originally published in the New York Times in 2012.