Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma spotlights Mexico

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The Dart Center, a Columbia University project for journalists who cover violence, got in touch with me after I published a video report on survival training for journalists in Mexico earlier this year.

The Dart Center’s reason for being is laid out on its site:

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

Whether the topic is street crime, family violence, natural disaster, war or human rights, effective news reporting on traumatic events demands knowledge, skill and support.

The Dart Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers.

With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the situation for journalists in Mexico, which has now been in decline for some years, caught their attention. Read the article here.

— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City for MexicoReporter.com