If you haven't heard of GlobalPost--an ambitious new international news start-up-- read this Columbia Journalism Review profile now. Whether or not their innovative business and editorial model is the Future of Journalism, it's cheering to read on their founding editor Charles M. Sennott's blog that they will be distributing the Dart Center's guide to covering violence--Tragedies and Journalists--to all their correspondents.
We emailed Sennott to ask how he became involved with the Dart Center and how else his organization planned to help his semi-freelance reporters cover traumatic events. More »
Two weeks ago, we blogged about what newspapers were calling a "controlled landing" and TV networks were calling a "plane crash" in the Hudson River. Today, Maria Alvarez, a 2002 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow who covered the 9/11 attacks and aftermath for the New York Post, writes about her experience reporting on Flight 1549, and how it brought back memories of a very different day when a plane appeared in New York City's skies. More »
We just got word of an upcoming Northern Short Course in Photojournalism from the National Press Photographers Association, including a program geared specifically at photojournalism educators: "From Newsroom to Classroom."
Of particular note is the workshop "Talking About Trauma to our Students," run by Dart Center Ochberg Fellows Jim MacMillan and Mike Walter. They'll be covering topics including... More »
A journalist in Sri Lanka writes that if Westerners saw a newspaper editor's murder as a symbol of press freedom, Sri Lankans saw him as "no less than a fallen warrior."
An American student in Syria writes an essay on how, politics aside, Al Jazeera's graphic Gaza coverage is a stinging rebuke to the "bloodless war journalism" in the United States.
And the Frontline Club's blog carries the trailer for Burma VJ, a documentary on Burmese reporters who risked their lives covering the failed revolution in September 2007. More »
A Sri Lankan newspaper editor's murder was followed by a powerful posthumous editorial in which he defended his criticism of the government even as he predicted it would lead to his death: "There is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre and security. It is the call of conscience."
Newspapers report a plane's "controlled landing" near New York City, while TV networks call it a "plane crash." The first pictures of the event were taken and posted to the Internet by passengers, begging the question of how microblogging program Twitter is redefining spot news. More »
Welcome to 2009. The Dart Center is back online for a busy couple of months; We'll keep you updated on our activities here. In the meantime, here are some items you may have missed over the holiday season.
Times-Picayune photographer John McCusker's haunting multimedia retrospective on the "ghosts of Katrina."
Denver Post reporter (and 2004 Ochberg Fellow) Miles Moffeit's feature following the first year of freedom for Tim Masters, the first Colorado murder convict freed by DNA evidence. More »
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