University of Washington Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: Dart Fellowships Offered to Journalists

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from University of Washington Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

    SEATTLE, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporting responsibly and credibly on
 violence and traumatic events -- on crime, family violence, natural disasters
 and accidents, war and genocide -- are among the greatest challenges facing
 contemporary journalism. The Dart Fellowship in Journalism and Trauma has been
 established by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
 and the Dart Foundation to build a cohort of journalists better prepared for
 this challenge.
     The Dart Fellowship in Journalism and Trauma provides mid-career and
 senior reporters, editors and producers with an opportunity for education in
 the science and psychology of violent trauma, its aftermath, and its
 implications for newsgathering.
     Fellows will attend two days of intensive seminars preceding this year's
 ISTSS conference, Dec. 6-9, in New Orleans. Leading clinicians and researchers
 in trauma studies will help the fellows gain a basic understanding of
 prevailing scientific and psychological theories on the impact of violent and
 traumatic events on individuals and society, on paths to recovery and on
 related social issues.
     Discussions led by senior journalists and journalism educators will
 contend with the significance of trauma studies for the practical work of
 reporting.
     Fellows will then attend the ISTSS conference, the leading forum for
 scholarship in the field of trauma studies. As guests of the Society, fellows
 will have access to all conference panels, workshops and events and will
 participate in ongoing discussions with conference participants.
     The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma covers travel and all costs of
 attending seminars and the ISTSS annual conference. The fellowship encourages
 applications from print and broadcast journalists, editors and producers with
 a broad range of background and expertise and with at least five years of
 professional experience.
     All materials must be received by June 29, 2001 to warrant consideration.
 Fellows will be announced August 1, 2001. For information materials, click on
 www.dartcenter.org, or e-mail uwdart@u.washington.edu.
     The Dart Award is administered by the Dart Center for Journalism and
 Trauma at the University of Washington. Funded by the Dart Foundation of
 Mason, Mich., the Center develops educational resources for use in journalism
 schools and news organizations, provides research and information about trauma
 issues and encourages educational attention to the effects of violence on
 journalists.
 
 

SOURCE University of Washington Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
    SEATTLE, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporting responsibly and credibly on
 violence and traumatic events -- on crime, family violence, natural disasters
 and accidents, war and genocide -- are among the greatest challenges facing
 contemporary journalism. The Dart Fellowship in Journalism and Trauma has been
 established by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
 and the Dart Foundation to build a cohort of journalists better prepared for
 this challenge.
     The Dart Fellowship in Journalism and Trauma provides mid-career and
 senior reporters, editors and producers with an opportunity for education in
 the science and psychology of violent trauma, its aftermath, and its
 implications for newsgathering.
     Fellows will attend two days of intensive seminars preceding this year's
 ISTSS conference, Dec. 6-9, in New Orleans. Leading clinicians and researchers
 in trauma studies will help the fellows gain a basic understanding of
 prevailing scientific and psychological theories on the impact of violent and
 traumatic events on individuals and society, on paths to recovery and on
 related social issues.
     Discussions led by senior journalists and journalism educators will
 contend with the significance of trauma studies for the practical work of
 reporting.
     Fellows will then attend the ISTSS conference, the leading forum for
 scholarship in the field of trauma studies. As guests of the Society, fellows
 will have access to all conference panels, workshops and events and will
 participate in ongoing discussions with conference participants.
     The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma covers travel and all costs of
 attending seminars and the ISTSS annual conference. The fellowship encourages
 applications from print and broadcast journalists, editors and producers with
 a broad range of background and expertise and with at least five years of
 professional experience.
     All materials must be received by June 29, 2001 to warrant consideration.
 Fellows will be announced August 1, 2001. For information materials, click on
 www.dartcenter.org, or e-mail uwdart@u.washington.edu.
     The Dart Award is administered by the Dart Center for Journalism and
 Trauma at the University of Washington. Funded by the Dart Foundation of
 Mason, Mich., the Center develops educational resources for use in journalism
 schools and news organizations, provides research and information about trauma
 issues and encourages educational attention to the effects of violence on
 journalists.
 
 SOURCE  University of Washington Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma