In Tuscon, Arizona, a press conference and launch party for new websites for educators and students from the Border Journalism Network / La red de periodismo de la frontera.
The group, representing nine universities and colleges along the US-Mexico border, will unveil its first border-wide, student reporting project, “On the Line/Al borde,” which will showcase the multimedia work of young journalists from member institutions. It will also present its interactive website that provides faculty with teaching and training resources to assist in guiding their student journalists who cover border issues. The projects are sponsored by the Dart Center and Gannett Media Grants.
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Riverpark Inn, Cactus Ballroom
350 South Freeway
In Bielefeld, Germany, a workshop on dealing with extreme situations and self care management for radio reporters.
Thomas Görger, freelance broadcast journalist, with support from Dart Center Germany, will conduct a workshop on how to prepare radio journalists, whether reporters, media workers or managers, in trauma awareness. What do we need to know about challenging situations? How can we prepare ourselves? Thomas Görger is an experienced journalist who covered local news as well as conflict regions like
Haiti and Africa for several years.
For more information on this event, see the official, website (in German).
At Columbia University in New York City, ten years after 9/11, a two-day workshop exploring the effects of catastrophe on cities and their inhabitants.
This conference will take place on October 14 and 15.
The focal point of the conference will be the September 11, 2001 Oral History Narrative and Memory Project of Columbia’s Oral History Research Office, an oral history archive of 600 life stories of diverse New York City communities. The collection documents the multiple ways that “difference” – in the form of geography, cultural memory, ethnic identity, class, gender, generation, religious and political affiliation – affects how individuals are subject to and assign meaning to historical catastrophe, both immediately after the event and in the months and years following.
For more information, and to register, see the official website.
At the Columbia Journalism School in New York City, a two-day workshop to help journalists and news organizations cover a crucial public health issue.
This workshop, supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will feature a wide range of national and local mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists, educators and prevention advocates.
Participation is open to working reporters, editors, photographers, producers or bloggers for print, broadcast or online media. Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible. Twenty-five individuals will be selected for the workshop. Applications are due September 26.
The workshop will take place on October 21 and 22.
For more information and to apply for the workshop, see the official announcement.
At Sundvollen in Norway, a two-day conference exploring the consequences of the extremist attack on Oslo and the island of Utøya in July.
This year the Gull og Gråstein conference for journalists working in the region around Norway will be focussing on the terror attack in July 22 that left 77 people dead.
Dart Centre Europe and the Norwegian Union of Journalists will be inviting journalists who covered the attacks and others to attend a series of panels exploring the aftermath of the tragedy. Trond Idås will be presenting results from a survey examining the impact of the event on the first journalists on the scene; Klas Backholm will be sharing insight from the experience of the school shootings in Finland; and Gavin Rees will be leading discussions on interviewing victims and on strategies for bolstering resilience during traumatic assignments.
The conference is located at the Sundvollen hotel where the victims from Utøya stayed for the first days after the tragedy. For more information visit the official website.
At the National Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers Annual Conference in Orlanda, Florida, a session on accurate, ethical and sensitive coverage of tragedy
This session will featuring Dart Center Academic Fellow Dan Close (Wichita State University) speaking on the need to think more critically and passionately about local, national and international news involving death and disaster.
See the official website for conference information.
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