Office of Research

Dart West: Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma - academic programs office


Advocates ethical and thorough reporting of trauma; compassionate, professional treatment of victims and survivors by journalists; and greater awareness by media organizations of the impact of trauma coverage on both news professionals and news consumers.

Educates journalists and journalism students about the science and psychology of trauma and the implications for news coverage.

Provides a professional forum for journalists in all media to analyze issues, share knowledge and ideas, and advance strategies related to the craft of reporting on violence and tragedy.

Creates and sustains interdisciplinary collaboration and communication among news professionals, clinicians, academic researchers and others concerned with violence, conflict and tragedy.

Core Services Offered

Dart West is the academic programs arm of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, headquartered at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Core services include journalistic training for educators and student journalists.

Funding Information:

Dart Foundation 2009-2014

Reporting Structure:

David Domke, Chair of Department of Communication, and to the Dart US Executive Director at Columbia University.

External Partners:

Dart US at Columbia University Dart Centre Europe Dart Australasia Dart Center Research arm at University of Tulsa Oklahoma Colleges and universities throughout North America

Center Details

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Director: Spratt, Meg
Location: 231 Communications
Year Started: 1999
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Communication