The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
is now accepting applications for a four-day reporting institute to help journalists and news organizations improve their news coverage on early childhood experience and brain development. The institute is designed for reporters covering a wide range of issues, from education and social policy to refugees, conflict and international public health. It will focus on advancements in neuroscience and their implications for child development, concentrating especially on vulnerable children living in extreme poverty and constantly changing environments. It will also address national and international policy on health, education and related fields. Other topics may include early language development, impacts of stress on early brain development, successful intervention models and the influence of technology.
The institute will bring 35 reporters from around the world to New York City for panels and presentations by experts in neuroscience, child development, health, economics, sociology and education, as well as journalist-to-journalist seminars on how to translate these issues and themes into meaningful stories and relevant, captivating news coverage. The institute aims to share knowledge, encourage deeper reporting and foster lasting relationships between journalists and international researchers, scholars and experts.The institute will take place March 9-12, 2017, and will cover the cost of international or domestic travel, hotel accommodations and ground transportation in New York City.ELIGIBILITY
Participation is open to mid-career (minimum of 5 years), English-speaking reporters, editors, news directors, photographers and producers working in print, broadcast and online media.
Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible to apply.APPLICATION DEADLINEThe application deadline is November 21, 2016. Click here for more information and to apply.