Dart Center Accepting Applications for Fellowships on Conflict Reporting

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Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center
Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center

The Dart Center is now accepting applications for its Ochberg Fellowship for midcareer journalists who want to deepen knowledge of their tragedy and improve coverage of violence, conflict and traged.

The fellowship is to enable outstanding journalists from around the world to explore the critical issues in reporting credibly on violence or traumatic events – on street crime and family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide – during a week of seminars that will be held at Columbia University in New York City.

Fellows will attend background briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft and other aspects of professional practice; and a host of other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.

The Fellowship will be led by a core faculty of prominent journalists and mental health professionals associated with the Dart Center, along with a visiting faculty.

Interested applicants must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities as past edition have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations.

Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and digital reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of professional journalism experience are eligible to apply. Approximately half of the Fellows will be based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.

Application closes on September 22, 2017

For more information and application, please visit https://dartcenter.org/resources/applications-open-ochberg-fellowship