Following last month’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, WSHU Public Radio News Director Naomi Starobin shares lessons learned from her newsroom in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Resources for Homicide & Mass Shooting
For journalists returning from Newtown, tips on coping with their experience and the expectations of others to explain it.
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.
“Reporting on mass shootings and other large-scale attacks and killings tests the skill of reporters and the judgment of news organizations,” writes Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro, in a recent issue of Walkley magazine.
In 2009, former news editor of the Sunday Times and the Observer Andrew Hogg spoke to journalism students at the City University in London about the treatment of torture victims. In the wake of the London High Court decision allowing three Kenyans to sue the UK government for torture they suffered during the 1950s and 60s Mau Mau revolution, we revive this illuminating speech.
In this video, two award-winning Columbia Journalism graduates talked about how they produced an unforgettable, investigative radio and print feature at the Dart Center’s annual all-class lecture.
The human toll of violence in Camden, New Jersey is told through the story of Jorge Cartagena: a nine-year-old boy, blinded for life by a stray bullet. Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on August 7, 2011.