Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is dedicated to informed, effective and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. We advocate ethical and thorough reporting of trauma; compassionate, professional treatment of victims and survivors by journalists; and greater awareness by media organizations of the impact of trauma coverage on both news professionals and news consumers. We educate journalists and journalism students about the science and psychology of trauma and the implications for news coverage. We provide a professional forum for journalists in all media to analyze issues, share knowledge and ideas, and advance strategies related to the craft of reporting on violence and tragedy. And we create and sustain interdisciplinary collaboration and communication among news professionals, clinicians, academic researchers and others concerned with violence, conflict and tragedy.

Kate Black
212.851.1392
kate.black@dartcenter.org

Grants

Date Project Title
06/2011 to 09/2013 Education of News Professionals

Activities

COVERING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: A SPECIALIZED REPORTING WORKSHOP

December 6 – 7, 2013 WHYY Studios 150 N. Sixth Street Philadelphia, P A

The workshop will:

            Serve as a forum for improving journalists’ knowledge of issues affecting immigrants and refugees             Explore new research, reporting ideas and best practices with leading mental health and policy experts             Confront challenges — and identify...

Covering Suicide: Workshop for Philadelphia Journalists

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans. Yet covering suicide poses profound challenges for journalists and news organizations. When suicide is the subject, newsrooms must contend with stigma, family privacy, scientific findings on "suicide...

Dart Center June Update

Covering Suicide: Regional Workshop for Philadelphia Journalists

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans. Yet covering suicide poses profound challenges for journalists and news organizations. When suicide is the subject,...

Grant for Trainings on Mental Health

Dart Center Receives Grant for Trainings on Mental Health

By Kate Black

Given the economics of today's newsrooms, journalists must do increasingly more with less. Few news organizations are in a position to deliver in-depth training on pressing issues or carve out time to reflect on their craft. Meanwhile, complex public mental health issues pose serious...