The 82nd annual Academy Awards are coming up on March 7, and one of the films in the running, nominated for six Oscars, is "Precious." It's the story of a 16-year-old African-American girl living in Harlem who suffers physical, sexual and emotional abuse and is pregnant by her own father. It's the first film directed by an African-American to ever be nominated for best picture. It's also the first film in a long time to bring the issue of child sexual abuse to the forefront of the Academy Awards ceremony and the American imagination. More »
Feb 22 2010 2:48 PM
No matter what the beat or medium, young journalists are almost certain to encounter human tragedy in the course of their work. But few student journalists are trained to recognize trauma and stress reactions in survivors, to make informed ethical choices about trauma news, or to deal with their own emotional reactions while on the job. With this in mind, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has established a new Academic Fellowship Program. More »
Covering conflict is a physical, psychological and ethical struggle. So is coming home. Both are at the heart of "Time Stands Still," a new play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies about a photojournalist played by Laura Linney and her reporter partner, confronting a conventional life after being injured in Iraq. More »
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