Dart Center Accepting Fellowship Applications

By: E&P Staff

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has announced it is accepting applications for Ochberg Fellowships. The deadline is July 30.

The Ochberg Fellows Program is designed to aid “mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy,” according to a statement by Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center’s executive director. “Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events — on street crime and family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and
genocide — is a great challenge.”

Between six and 10 fellowships are awarded each year by the Dart Center. They are open to reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of journalism experience. Fellows can be from print, broadcast and online outlets.

The application materials, which include a letter of interest, work samples, and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the Dart Center on July 30. Ochberg fellows will attend a two-day seminar in Chcago Nov. 11 and 12 on the role emotional trauma plays in coverage of violent events. Fellows will then have access to all events and speakers in the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. That conference will take place Nov. 13-15, also in Chicago.

For more information, go here.

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