At the Washington D.C. International Film Festival, Ochberg Fellow Mike Walter's documentary on journalists covering traumatic stories.
This short documentary, directed by former TV reporter and 2005 Ochberg Fellow Mike Walter, features interviews with a range of journalists and experts from the Dart network.
The film grew out of a 2007 Dart Society project called Target: New Orleans that sent reporters to the Gulf Coast to lend a hand in post-Katrina reconstruction. The film interweaves this trip with reporters speaking candidly about the hardest stories they've covered and how, as Walter says, "breaking news can break you down."
More information about the film and its premiere are available on the film festival website.
At San Francisco State University, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma co-presents a selective workshop for Bay Area journalism educators.
On April 24th and 25th, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, the University of Washington Center for Global Studies and the San Francisco State University Journalism Department are convening a workshop for journalism educators interested in learning more about teaching journalism and trauma and discussing new directions in media education.
The workshop will take place at San Francisco State University. (Map.)
To see if spaces are still available, send an email.
At Columbia University in New York City, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma honors the winners of the 2009 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma and presents a panel with the award winners on "Voices of Witness: The Craft of Trauma Journalism."
After the presentation of the awards, the winners of the 2009 Dart Awards will discuss how they carry out hard-hitting yet compassionate coverage of global and personal tragedies.
Joanna Connors, Reporter, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland
Rob Perez, Reporter, The Honolulu Advertiser
Jeb Sharp, Reporter, Public Radio International, The World
Debbie Van Tassel, Assistant Managing Editor, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland
Jeff Widener, Photographer, The Honolulu Advertiser
Bruce Shapiro (moderator), Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Award presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 6:45 p.m.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
World Room, 3rd Floor
116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
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