Employing the highest standards of video production, “We Are Witnesses” captures the enormity of the jail-court-prison complex, while keeping an intense focus on the individual lives affected and provoking dialogue around criminal justice reform. Judges praised its “innovative” approach to storytelling, exploring “multifaceted trauma” from “many different angles,” and “refusing cliché at every level.” The series was created by The Marshall Project in partnership with Participant Media, The New Yorker, and Condé Nast Entertainment, and ran on both The Marshall Project and The New Yorker websites.
This meticulously reported series offers a ground level, panoramic view of the devastating and profound impact of gun violence on children's lives. The results, at once harrowing and revelatory, provide a fresh and compelling look at one of the most pressing issues of our time. Judges called this package a "remarkable series spanning multiple events of violence, each examined with unflinching clarity and emotional rawness." Originally published by The Washington Post between April - December, 2017.
This year's Dart Awards went to The Marshall Project for "We Are Witnesses" and to The Washington Post for its series on gun violence seen through the eyes of children. Honorable mentions went to The California Sunday Magazine and The New York Times Magazine.
The following six pieces were finalists: Harpers / The Investigative Fund, "Ghost Nation"; Houston Chronicle, "Alive Inside"; New York Times Magazine / Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, "The Boys from Baga"; NPR News, "Our Hearts Are Dead"; Reveal with New Hampshire Public Radio, "Heroin Diaries"; and Star Tribune, "Left to Suffer"
An exhaustive investigation into U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, and the experiences of civilian survivors. Judges called “The Uncounted” “accountability journalism at its best,” “impeccably researched,” “extensively sourced,” and “deeply moving.” Originally published in The New York Times Magazine in November, 2017.
This year's Dart Awards went to The Marshall Project for "We Are Witnesses" and to The Washington Post for its series on gun violence seen through the eyes of children. Honorable mentions went to The California Sunday Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Please join us on May 3 for the Awards ceremony and winners' roundtable.
A deeply humane and riveting piece that follows the Marin family through the arrest and deportation of their mother. Judges called “Losing Gloria” a “beautifully written,” “crucial story” that shows how people “metabolize the trauma of a singular moment.” Originally published in The California Sunday Magazine in June, 2017.
The Dart Center is offering a four-day global reporting institute for journalists on early childhood development, trauma, and resilience June 28 - July 1 at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. The application deadline has passed.
Seventeen students and teachers were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Please consult our resources in covering this tragedy and its aftermath.
In the wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing, Poynter's Kelly McBride contends it’s time to rewrite journalism policies on naming survivors.