May 11th, 2009 11:09 EST
Journalists Encouraged To Apply For Ochberg Fellowship
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma Invites Applications for 2009
The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship has been established by the
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Dart Center
for Journalism & Trauma in order to build a cohort of journalists
better prepared to report responsibly and credibly on violence and
traumatic events, including crime, family violence, natural disasters
and accidents, war, and genocide.
The Ochberg Fellowship provides six or more expense-paid fellowships
to mid-career journalists who want to apply knowledge of emotional
trauma to improving coverage of violent events.
Fellowships are open to print and broadcast reporters, photographers,
editors, and producers with at least five years of journalism
experience. For funding reasons, the fellowships are currently limited
to applicants from the areas of major Dart Center activity " the
Americas, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Fellows will attend a seminar on November 3 and 4, 2009, in Atlanta,
Georgia, on the role emotional trauma plays in coverage of violent
events, and will have access to all events and speakers at the annual
conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
November 5-7, 2009.
Visit the Dart Center for complete program information and application