Fully Funded Dart Center Workshop in Jordan has opened the applications for the Journalism training. To prepare local, regional, and international reporters to cover refugee children and families with greater knowledge, depth and skills, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia Journalism School, is now accepting applications for a journalism training workshop in Amman, Jordan, with a special focus on the Syrian refugee crisis and response.
This workshop, to be held January 20-23, 2019 at the Columbia Global Center in Amman, is designed for local, regional and international reporters already covering the Syrian refugee crisis as either part of a broader beat or as a standalone issue.
The four-day workshop will bring journalists together with internationally recognized policy experts, scientists and practitioners working on early childhood development in a refugee context, to discuss the effects of trauma on developing brains and effective interventions designed to mitigate harmful effects. The workshop is designed for in-depth exploration of the issues as well as journalist-to-journalist discussions of craft, ethics, source development and networking among journalists and experts. The program will offer guidance and best practices for telling compelling stories about a seemingly intractable crisis, whether for local news platforms in the Mideast or international media
Roundtrip travel, hotel lodging, ground transportation and most meals will be provided.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Have at least three years of professional journalism experience.
- Be currently working as reporters, editors, news directors, photographers, or producers for print, broadcast, or online media, either as staff or freelancers, focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis
- Be fluent in either English or Arabic.
- Have published or broadcast at least three stories on issues connected to refugees from the Syria crisis.