At the Columbia Journalism School in New York City, a lunchtime discussion with the journalism educator and former broadcast journalist from Taiwan.
Chiung-Wen (Julia) Hsu, Ph.D. is associate professor of radio and television journalism at National Cheng Chi University in Taiwan and a former television journalist with the China Television Company.
Hsu has reported on earthquakes, typhoons, airplane crashes and other traumatic events. Following the 2009 Typhoon Morakot that hit the southern and eastern parts of Taiwan, Hsu started a blog as a resource and discussion platform for Chinese journalists on the ethical treatment of victims, peer support and issues of self-care. Her research interests include broadcasting journalism, mass communication, trauma and journalism, disaster communication, media ethics, new communication technology and online privacy. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, working out of the Dart Center’s Seattle office.
12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Stabile Student Center
Columbia Journalism School
116th and Broadway, New York, NY
Pizza will be served
At Columbia University in New York, an intensive three-day program on working effectively and safely in volatile situations.
Most hostile environment training for journalists deals with ducking crossfire and kidnappers. This training, led by Judith Matloff, adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School, and Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, will instead discuss how to avoid unnecessary peril, with careful preparations before, during and after assignments. Participants will emerge with a better understanding of how to hire fixers, shun attackers or protect computers.
Specialists will hold cover the following areas:
Risk assessment: making the right call, setting limits, sound practices amid riots, snipers, mines, shooting, roadblocks, infiltrators and general mayhem
Trauma: emotional self-care on troubling stories
Cyber security: safeguarding sensitive communications and data. Codes, encryption and cloud computing
Emergency first aid: tourniquets, triage, fractures and bullet wounds
Rape/assault prevention: setting boundaries, delaying tactics, basic self-defense, healing (This session will be held on Sunday, November 13 and will be open only to female participants who opt for the additional training and course fee.)
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY 10027
The training will take place from November 11 through November 13
To apply for this course, send a CV and brief summary of your professional experience (up to 400 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "REPORTING IN CRISIS ZONES." Admission notification will be sent upon receipt of these materials.
The pricing is $795 days one and two or $895 for the entire program, including day three, on sexual assault prevention. 10% discount for Columbia Journalism School alumni.
A maximum of 25 participants can register for this course.
Please Note: Columbia University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course based on enrollment figures. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the Continuing Education department will offer reimbursement for the course. In other cases, all sales are final. Continuing Education does not offer refunds, credits or exchanges. We apologize, but there are no exceptions to this rule.
At the BFI Southbank in London, the 2011 Rory Peck Awards celebrate the work of freelance newsgatherers.
The Rory Peck Trust will be holding an award ceremony and annual fundraising gala in benefit of their work in supporting freelance cameramen and women in news and current affairs worldwide. The awards celebrate the work of freelance journalists in covering important humanitarian issues, and honour their craft skills as well as journalistic ability and integrity.
Wednesday 17 November
For more information and to purchase tickets see the official website.
In Hamburg, Germany’s biggest victims organisation holds this years’ award ceremony for journalists in print, television and radio.
This ceremony will highlight the diverse selected works. The Dart Centre German Programme is part of this event holding a seat in the jury committee.
For more information on this event, see the official website.
In Adelaide, Australia, the annual conference of the JEAA will cover "Reporting, Resilience and Recovery in Times of Crisis."
The conference will last from November 28 to 30.
Elana Newman, research director of the Dart Center will deliver the keynote speech.
Cait McMahon, managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific will also take part in a panel discussion.
For more information, see the official website.
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