In the year since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, NPR's Gene Demby, like many of his black colleagues, has reported tirelessly on race and policing. In a 4,000 word piece for NPR's Code Switch, he reflected on the tremendous toll this work has had on him and on fellow black reporters, and explained why he came close to resigning.
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Former Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy will be joined by neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein, author of "Journalists Under Fire," and Ochberg Fellow Phil Zabriskie, author of "The Kill Switch," for a conversation on the psychological and emotional impact of war on soldiers and journalists.
More than 20 journalists gathered July 30 in Harrisburg, Pa. for a trauma journalism seminar put on by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association.
Today the Rory Peck Trust and the Committee to Protect Journalists released a new Arabic-language safety resource for Syrian journalists working in the country or on its borders.
Rubén Espinosa, who worked for the investigative magazine Proceso, was found dead after fleeing his home state of Veracruz. Espinosa was the seventh journalist killed in Mexico this year.
At the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum last month, Dart Centre Europe led a workshop on covering refugees, featuring journalists Mani Benchelah and Alex Hannaford, psychiatrist Dr. Iris Graf-Calliess and Save the Children’s Misty Buswell.
In a recent story on NPR's All Things Considered, Dart's Executive Director Bruce Shapiro was featured alongside reporters from The Post & Courier on how to cover high-profile, violent events for a national audience, and grapple with their impact on a local community.
The Jacobs Foundation has announced a new five-day journalism fellowship aimed at advancing public understanding of research in the fields of psychology and youth development. Five science and/or health policy reporters from North America and the United Kingdom will be given the opportunity to collaborate with leading Swiss researchers, institutions and writers' associations.
At the 2015 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference in Philadelphia, the Dart Center sponsored the showcase panel, "Sexual Assault Investigations: Empathy, Accuracy & Transparency," featuring Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, Bruce Shapiro, Teresa Braeckel, Elana Newman and Nicole Noren. Full panel audio is now available.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe kicked off its conference in Vienna today on journalist safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict. Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, delivered opening remarks.