The Dart Center was established by the Dart Foundation in 1991 through a partnership with Michigan State University’s journalism faculty. The Dart Center’s mission is to help bring about sensitive and respectful journalistic reporting during traumatic events. Ken Dart is proud to be associated with this important cause; treating victims with dignity and respect while unearthing the truth of a traumatic event is a key skill that every journalist needs to master.
The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. This esteemed partnership enables serious journalists to come together in pursuit of journalistic excellence in the face of life’s most difficult moments. The site is rich with resources for journalists around the world to explore: news analysis, timely articles, interviews, tipsheets, journalist-to-journalist advice, and more.
The Dart Center’s website also serves as a forum for debate and discussion among journalists. News professionals engage with the site to discuss current events coverage, trauma science, policy, media coverage and more. These thought-provoking debates often lead to breakthroughs for professional journalists, encouraging them to think about news reporting in a more ethical manner.
To find out more about the history of the Dart Center and its role in trauma reporting, please visit dartcenter.org. Here you’ll learn about the Dart Center’s mission, the international group of journalists and academics who work to make it successful, and the multimedia resources available to journalists and interested parties.