Monday, April 21, 2008

Reporting on violence against women

Mark your calendars: this Wednesday (April 23rd), the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma is having another great panel discussion. It's actually a reception with the winners 2008 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, followed by a panel with them on reporting on violence against women.

From the Dart Center's press release:
"The Cleveland Plain Dealer received the Dart Award for “Johanna: Facing Forward” (Rachel Dissell, reporter; Gus Chan, photographer). This remarkable nine-day series traced events leading to the 2007 shooting of 18-year-old Johanna Orozco by her 17-year-old boyfriend. Exploring the roots of relationship violence through Johanna's eyes, the series – reported and photographed over six months - particularly struck a chord in Cleveland's Latino community and led to the creation of abuse-awareness programs for teens.

National Public Radio received the Dart Award for "Sexual Abuse of Native American Women" (Laura Sullivan, correspondent; Amy Walters, producer; Maria Godoy, Digital Media Producer), a startling two-part investigative series that opened a new window onto a national disgrace. The series exposed both the fate of women assaulted on reservations, and the web of impunity protecting their assailants."
I just read the story about Johanna. Wow. She'll be on the panel too.

It's at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism at 116th Street and Broadway (in the Joseph Pulitzer World Room), Wednesday, April 23, 2008, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Oh and it's free. Details here.

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