Dart Center Accepting Entries for 2024 Ochberg Fellowship

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Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School, in the United States, is accepting entries for the 2024 edition of Ochberg Fellowship for senior and mid-career journalists from around the world who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury and improve reporting on violence, conflict, and tragedy.

The Fellowship is open to print, broadcast, and digital reporters, photographers, editors, and producers with at least five years of professional journalism experience.

Fellows will attend an intensive weeklong programme of seminars that will be held at Columbia University in New York City. Programme activities include briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft and practice, and a variety of other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.

The Fellowship programme will be held from July 30 – August 5, 2024, and Dart Center funding will cover roundtrip travel, lodging, meals and expenses directly related to participation such as travel insurance. The programme however does not cover health insurance, additional nights of lodging beyond the Fellowship’s duration, or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.

Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering trauma and its impact on individuals, families or communities.

Applications must be submitted on or before February 21, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://dartcenter.org/2024-ochberg-fellowship-guidelines-and-application.