Dart Center Invites Applications for Early Childhood Reporting Project

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

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy, is inviting applications for its four-day reporting institute for reporters and editors from across the globe who want to enhance their understanding of early childhood development and improve their ability to report on the well-being of the youngest children and their caregivers.

The institute which will be hosted at Columbia Journalism School in New York is a four-day global reporting institute that will bring together journalists from around the world for panels, workshops, and skills-based training by leading researchers, clinicians, and child development experts and practitioners, as well as journalist-to-journalist conversations on how to translate these issues and themes into meaningful stories and salient, cross-cutting news coverage.

It will offer opportunities for knowledge sharing, source development, and peer-to-peer learning and continue to grow a global network of journalists dedicated to reporting on young children and caregivers with insight, accuracy, sensitivity and depth.

The call is open to reporters and editors with at least three years of professional experience in print, digital, audio, photography, television, and video. Editor-reporter pairs will also be considered. Student journalists are not eligible.

The full programme will be conducted in English; strong spoken English proficiency is therefore required.

Twenty-five selected participants will receive coverage for roundtrip international or domestic travel, 3-4 nights of hotel lodging, and ground transportation to and from NYC airports. Most meals will also be included. However, health insurance, travel insurance, visa fees, and ground transportation in the home country will not be covered.

Applications close on October 25, 2023.

For more information and to apply, visit https://dartcenter.submittable.com/submit/274469/2024-dart-center-early-childhood-reporting-institute.