In the Hartford Courant, Matthew Kauffman and Lisa Chedekel report that, despite the Pentagon’s promises to the contrary, the military continues to refer a far smaller proportion of troops to mental-health professionals than actually have mental-health problems.
Resources for Dart Award News
Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events — on crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide — is among the greatest challenges facing contemporary journalism. The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship, now in its ninth year, was established by the Dart Center in order to better prepare journalists for this challenge.
From catastrophic physical injuries to the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, the Iraq war has exerted a heavy toll on hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. At a recent Dart Center event at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, four pioneers in reporting the human impact of the Iraq War discussed the challenges of reporting on these veterans.
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has announced the winners of the 2006 Dart Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence.
The Detroit Free Press has won this year's $10,000 Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence for “Homicide in Detroit: Echoes of Violence.”
The Providence Journal has won this year's $10,000 Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence for "Rape in a Small Town."
Award-winning journalist Torri Minton tells the story of the violent attack suffered by her sister in California's Gold Country, her subsequent recovery, and the prosecution of her attacker. Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 16, 1993.