Call for Applications – Early Childhood Reporting Institute

The Dart Center is offering a four-day global reporting institute for journalists on early childhood development, trauma, and resilience June 28 – July 1 at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. The application deadline is April 9, 2018.

To foster more effective reporting on vulnerable children, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia Journalism School, is launching the Early Childhood Reporting Initiative: Covering Trauma, Resilience and the Developing Brain. This new series of workshops, supported by the Jacobs Foundation and international partner foundations, will provide journalists around the world with the knowledge, skills and resources to incorporate emerging science and policy on early childhood development into their coverage.

The first Global Reporting Institute will be a four-day program at Columbia Journalism School in New York City June 28 to July 1, 2018. Subsequent workshops are planned for: Amman, Jordan; Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Mumbai, India; and Rio di Janeiro, Brazil.

The global interactive workshop will include panels and presentations by leading neuroscientists, economists, and child development experts, as well as journalist-to-journalist seminars on how to translate these issues and themes into meaningful stories and relevant, captivating news coverage. The curriculum aims to share knowledge, encourage deeper reporting and foster lasting relationships between journalists and international researchers, scholars and practitioners.

Up to six selected participants will receive micro-reporting fellowships of $500-$1000 USD to pursue stories following the program on one or more of the institute topics.

Journalists from across the media spectrum with a minimum of three years’ professional experience are eligible to apply.
Roundtrip international or domestic travel, three-four nights of hotel lodging, ground transportation and most meals will be covered for the 25 selected participants.

Click here to apply for the June 28 – July 1 global workshop being held at Columbia Journalism School.