Entries Open for 2022 Ochberg Fellowship

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

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is accepting entries for the 2022 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 22 to 28, 2022 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.

The application deadline is February 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST, interested journalists should apply online using  this form.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://dartcenter.org/resources/2022-ochberg-fellowship.