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.
Resources for Interviewing
In detailing the United State's secret torture campaign, the Open Society Justice Initiative has released the most comprehensive account of CIA-related human rights abuses to date.
Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz highlights the failures of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide disability benefits to veterans.
Suggested ways news personnel can minimise further harm when working with victims and survivors.
Get permission before interviewing or photographing a child. Set clear ground rules about what is on and off the record. Don't talk down to a child. And don't make promises you can't keep. A Spanish-language version of this tip sheet is available here.
A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on how to interact with children and young adults in the aftermath of disasters and other traumatic experiences.
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.
A mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut left 28 people dead, including 20 children. See the Dart Center's resources for journalists covering this tragedy.