The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting of human tragedy across all media platforms. Judges will make two awards, each carrying a $5000 cash prize. Submit your entry by January 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.
Sexual harassment is at the top of the news agenda, and every industry - from politics to arts and entertainment to journalism - is being called to account. Like so many of their counterparts in other fields, women journalists contend with unwanted presumptions and the threat of gender-based violence. The Dart Center asked nine leading women in journalism to share their experiences and to reflect on their own best practices.
At its best, honest and rigorous reporting is a powerful antidote to violence, and stands as a bulwark against scapegoating, terrorism, racism and bullying. But reporters need your help to get these stories right.
Nepali journalist Arun Karki shares techniques for building resiliency and reporting sensibly on trauma-related issues.
On Sunday, a gunman opened fire during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26. Last month, a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip during a country music festival left 58 people dead and hundreds wounded, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Below are tip sheets and other resources for journalists covering these tragedies.
Thirty-six people have been killed since wildfires began in Northern California last Sunday night, making this natural disaster one of the deadliest in state history.
Seamus Kelters, who died suddenly on September 27, 2017, was an influential chronicler of Northern Ireland’s civil conflict and co-author of Lost Lives: The Story of the Men, Women and Children Who Died As A Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles. An early Dart Center Ochberg Fellow, he played a central role in the evolution of trauma-aware journalism. We asked several friends and colleagues for remembrances of Seamus and his work. Below, reflections and recollections by Susan McKay, Scott North, Donna DeCesare, Frank Ochberg, Joe Hight, Elana Newman, Gavin Rees and Bruce Shapiro. Scroll down for excerpts, and click to the right to read the full pieces.