May 16 2013 6:17 AM
An informal breakfast gathering during the 2012 Dart Academic Fellowship last June resulted in a special focus on the Utoya massacre in this month's Journal of Media Ethics. More »
Today, in many countries across the globe, freedom of the press and freedom of expression are celebrated as fundamental human rights. Following the most deadly year for journalists to date, governments are also being reminded of their responsibility to uphold the civil liberties of those who report the news. More »
Apr 29 2013 11:58 AM
The Global Investigative Journalism Network is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Global Shining Light Award, which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Submission deadline is June 15, 2013. More »
Apr 25 2013 4:06 PM
On April 28, 2012, Mexican journalist Regina Martinez was found beaten and strangled to death in her bathroom in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, on the gulf coast of Mexico. A drifter with a drug addiction was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 38 years in prison. More »
Apr 15 2013 5:57 AM
In advance of the Dart Center’s April 22 symposium Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath, Dart Center executive director Bruce Shapiro writes in the Nation this week about the new gun legislation in Connecticut. More »
Donna De Cesare's new book Unsettled/Desasosiego, a culmination of 30 years of her work on gangs in Central America and in refugee communities in the U.S., is featured in the New York Times Lens Blog. More »
Mar 21 2013 12:25 PM
Dart's Elana Newman spoke on a panel at the United Nations on the Safety of Women Journalists, as sexual assualts against women continue to gain attention.
The Dart Society, the journalists' membership organization which grew out of the work of the Dart Center, has a new name: the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism. More »
Mar 15 2013 11:21 AM
Senate committee hears disturbing testimony from military women who were victims of rape by other military service members. More »
Mar 14 2013 10:59 AM
Five years after a gunman opened fire on a classroom of 120 at Northern Illinois University, killing five, former student journalists reflected on their experiences covering the tragedy in an article for the Rockford Register Star. More »
Dart Centre Europe Director
Gavin Rees, a journalist and filmmaker, is the director of Dart Centre Europe. Based in London, he co-ordinates the Dart Centre’s activities across Europe. Over the last 13 years he has worked in a variety of broadcast media, producing business and political news for Financial Times Television and CNBC and international news for Japanese networks.
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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