Feb 20 2013 9:02 AM
In detailing the United State's secret torture campaign, the Open Society Justice Initiative has released the most comprehensive account of CIA-related human rights abuses to date. More »
Feb 18 2013 9:38 AM
Ochberg Fellow Gina Barton, Dart Adviser Roy Gutman and Dart contributors Sarah Stillman and Hannah Allam were honored with George Polk Awards yesterday for achievement in journalism More »
Feb 13 2013 11:36 AM
Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz highlights the failures of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide disability benefits to veterans. More »
Feb 7 2013 9:49 PM
A documentary project follows the homicide epidemic in Chicago, where last year, 243 people under the age of 25 were killed. The city now leads the nation in homicides. More »
Jan 30 2013 3:25 PM
In reporting on trauma, terminology can be a sensitive and important topic. In light of the decision by the U.S. military to lift its ban on women in combat, Helen Benedict explores the issue as it relates to sexual assault in the military. More »
Jan 18 2013 11:16 AM
Following last month’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, WSHU Public Radio News Director Naomi Starobin shares lessons learned from her newsroom in Fairfield County, Connecticut. More »
In a video produced for the Dart Society, 2005 Ochberg fellow Lori Grinker profiled three former U.S. service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. More »
As Zero Dark Thirty stokes controversy over the use of torture techniques, a new short documentary by filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the death of a Guantanamo prisoner.More »
Jan 9 2013 9:33 AM
Dangerous bushfires raged across Australia as stunning images of the events were captured by survivors—and an astronaut. See the Dart Center's tips on ethical reporting of bushfire survivors, treatment of affected communities and self-care when reporting on such disasters.
Jan 4 2013 10:40 AM
2011 Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz reveals that in the fiscal year that ended in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs paid $437 million in retroactive benefits to the survivors of nearly 19,500 veterans who died waiting for their benefits. More »
Dart Center Web Editor/Producer
Stan Alcorn writes, edits and produces content for the Dart Center's website and blog. He has written, edited and shot video for publications including the Orange County Register, The Nation Magazine and Chinese web portal Netease.
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Bruce Shapiro is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City. An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National.
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