Deadline: October 1, 2018
Applications are open for the Dart Center Journalism Training Workshop 2019. 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 is accepting applications for a journalism training workshop in Amman, Jordan, with a special focus on the Syrian refugee crisis and response.
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. Twenty journalists, 10 from Jordan and neighboring countries, and 10 from other parts of the world, will be selected to participate. Participants will be identified through both an open application process and by nomination.
- Roundtrip travel, hotel lodging, ground transportation and most meals will be provided.
- 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.
For more information, visit Dart Center Journalism Training Workshop.