Applications Open to Journalists for Dart Center 2018 Global Reporting

Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is now accepting applications for the 2018 Global Reporting Institute for journalists on early childhood development, trauma, resilience and the developing brain.

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia Journalism School is launching the Early Childhood Reporting Initiative covering trauma, resilience and the developing brain to foster more effective reporting on vulnerable children.

The new series of workshops will provide journalists around the world with the knowledge, skills and resources to incorporate emerging science and policy on early childhood development into their coverage. The workshops are supported by a consortium of international foundations.

The four-day programme will be based on a pilot workshop held at Columbia in 2017, which addressed national and international policies on health, education and related fields. Other topics may include the building blocks of brain development, impacts of stress on early brain development, successful intervention models and the influence of technology.

The interactive workshop will include panel discussions and presentations by leading neuroscientists, economists, and child development experts, as well as journalist-to-journalist seminars on how to translate these issues and themes into meaningful stories and relevant, captivating news coverage. The curriculum aims to share knowledge, encourage deeper reporting and foster lasting relationships between journalists and international researchers, scholars as well as practitioners.

The workshop will select six participants who will receive micro-reporting fellowships of $500-$1000 to pursue stories following the programme on one or more of the institute’s topics. Journalists from across the media spectrum with a minimum of three years’ professional experience are eligible to apply.

The programme comes up at Columbia Journalism School in New York City from June 28 to July 1, 2018.

Interested applicants must be English-speaking reporters, editors, news directors, photographers and producers with a minimum of three years of professional journalism experience working in print, broadcast and online media. Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible to apply.

Twenty-five (25) journalists from around the world will be selected for the institute. Travel, lodging, ground transportation and meals during the programme will be covered by the Dart Center.

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