At the National Press Club in Washington D.C., a briefing for news managers about helping newsrooms stay resilient.
Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro will conduct a briefing on what managers need to know about maintaining resilient news teams and addressing traumatic stress among journalists who are covering the Haitian disaster.
Drawing on lessons learned in the aftermath of 9/11, Katrina and the 2004 tsunami, the briefing will address specific issues emerging from the coverage of Haiti as well as covering disasters in general, understanding traumatic stress, clarifying the role of newsroom leaders, peer support and counselors and how to plan for ongoing coverage.
The briefing will last from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Bloomberg Training Center
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to Julia Schoo at (202) 662-7523 or email@example.com.
At Columbia University in New York City, a conversation with Donald Margulies about his new play about a returning war correspondent couple.
Time Stands Still, the acclaimed new Broadway play by Pulitzer-winning dramatist Donald Margulies, recounts how a war correspondent and a combat photographer face life together at home after a catastrophic assignment. In this free public forum — "The Secret Life of War Reporters: The Real-Life Dramas Behind Time Stands Still" — Margulies will discuss how war reporters reckon with news ethics, violence and the effect of combat on their domestic lives with award-winning journalists — and married couple — Emma Daly and Santiago Lyon.
Donald Margulies, Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright and creator of Time Stands Still
Santiago Lyon, director of photography at the Associated Press
Emma Daly, communications director at Human Rights Watch; former correspondent for the Independent and The New York Times
Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (moderator)
The event will last from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
World Room, 3rd Floor
116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
Please RSVP to Kate Black, associate director of programs for the Dart Center.
A webinar sponsored by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network about how to address the topic of child sexual abuse in public discourse in the media.
Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman, research director of the Dart Center, will conduct a webinar on how clinicians can work with news professionals to get child sexual abuse covered in the media. They will discuss how the Oscar-nominated movie “Precious” offers a unique opportunity to raise the topic of child sexual abuse without the usual stigma and to increase public understanding about how it is addressed.
The webinar will last from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
To join the webinar and download the presentation slides, go to the NCTSN website. You will need to login.
Update: Read a summary of the webinar in this blog post.
At Dart Centre Europe London office, this round-table discussion will focus on practicalities — the obstacles and the opportunities that face journalists and filmmakers seeking fresh approaches to reporting on crime committed by children.
Whether it is knife crime in London, or the recent case of two young boys tortured in Edlington, stories where children attack children both fascinate and frighten the public. Some say that Britain's attitude to child crime has hardened over the last two decades. In the UK, we lock them up at a younger age and in greater numbers than in other European countries.
But what is it like for the reporters working on these stories? How far are they swayed by the clamour for retribution, and what does it take for the adult journalist to see clearly the child on the other end of the knife?
Discussion will be led by Ronke Philips, a correspondent with ITV news and current Ochberg Fellow and Gavin Rees, Director, Dart Centre Europe with journalists, filmmakers and child trauma experts .
This event will last from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
48 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LT
Entrance around the corner on Baldwin Gardens.
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane
Lunch will be provided.
Places are limited and so please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
At Columbia University in New York City, a discussion with U.N. bureau chiefs and correspondents about the potential for media to serve as educators and agents of change in conflict settings.
The Society for International Education and Professor Zeena Zakharia's course in Politics, Education, and Conflict at Teachers College, Columbia University will host a discussion of the challenges, promises, and complexities of research and reporting in conflict settings, reflecting on ethics, responsibility and reporters' positioning as educators and potential agents of change.
Neil MacFarquhar, U.N bureau chief for the New York Times
Margaret Besheer, U.N. correspondent for Voice of America
Talal Al-Haj, U.N. bureau chief for Al-Arabiya News Channel
Joe Lauria, U.N. correspondent for The Wall Street Journal
The event is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Sarah Sherman at email@example.com.
Room 152 Horace Mann
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York City, NY 10027
At the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, workshops on covering traumatic events on campus.
Representatives of Dart Center West will present a series of workshops on what student journalists and advisers need to know about covering trauma on campus.
9 a.m. Introduction to covering tragedy and trauma
10:15 a.m. What newsroom leaders need to know when tragedy happens.
2:20 p.m. Advisers’ workshop on trauma and tragedy
The convention begins on February 25 and lasts through February 28. It is open to student journalists and their advisers, including both members and non-members of the Associated Collegiate Press.
For more information, and to register for the three-day conference, see the official website.
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