This report is the first to map in detail the risks that traumatic stress and moral injury pose to those working in documentary and factual TV. In releasing it, the Dart Centre is calling for informed policies around the management of traumatic content, greater awareness of mental health, and more attention on ethical and emotional challenges of working with vulnerable contributors.
The National Hurricane Center has warned of the danger of life-threatening storm surges along hundreds of miles of the United States southeast coast in the coming days. Please consult our tips and resources on covering disaster and recovery, interviewing victims and survivors, and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events.
Mass shootings challenge the skill, capacity and ethics of news professionals. Below please find tip sheets and other resources for journalists covering these tragedies.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies has released a briefing paper on the trauma of hate-based violence, reviewing existing research on its impacts and evaluating the mental health needs of targeted survivors and communities.
Speaker bios for the Dart Center's September 2019 reporting institute on early childhood trauma, resilience and the developing brain, with a special focus on the international refugee crisis.
Lorena Allam, Indigenous Affairs Editor at The Guardian, Australia has received this year's Dart Centre Asia Pacific Indigenous Scholarship to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Summer Investigative Reporting Course.
This year's Dart Awards went to Michigan Radio for two episodes of "Believed" and to NOLA.com | The Times Picayune for "The Children of Central City." Honorable mentions went to Radio Canada International – Eye on the Arctic and to The Star Tribune. The 2019 winners' roundtable featured Eilís Quinn, Reporter, Radio Canada International – Eye on the Arctic; Brandon Stahl, Reporter, The Star Tribune; Richard Webster, Investigative Reporter, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune; and Kate Wells, Reporter, Michigan Radio. A lightly edited discussion transcript is now available.
Earlier this month, the Dart Center hosted a reception, awards presentation and winners’ roundtable to honor the 2019 Dart Award winners.