Foundation / Corporation
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
01/26/22 5:00 PM EST
Awards of $5,000 to USA, Canada, and Mexico newspapers, magazines, websites, television stations, radio stations, podcast platforms, independent journalists, news organizations, and other news entities to recognize excellence in trauma reporting. Virgin Islands entities may also receive the award. Awardees will be honored for their outstanding coverage of violence, crime, disaster, tragedy, and other traumatic events and their impact on individuals, families, and communities. Entries should focus on the experience of victims and survivors as well as contribute to public understanding of trauma.
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor North American newspaper, online, audio, television, video and multimedia journalism that goes beyond the ordinary in reporting on trauma. Since 1994, the Awards have recognized exemplary journalism on the impact of violence and other traumatic events. Spotlighting the experiences of victims and survivors, Dart Award winners make significant contributions to public understanding of trauma-related issues. Past honorees share a commitment to telling a powerful story, offering respect and compassion to survivors, and to remaining sensitive to the complexity of a tragic event.
The Dart Awards honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting across all media platforms. They recognize coverage that engages deeply with the toughest human experiences, and sets a new standard for grappling with the complexity of trauma and its impact.
Recognizing coverage produced for North American outlets, the Dart Awards are the only journalism prize to reward and inspire in-depth trauma reporting across media. They are a team prize, recognizing that trauma reporting of the highest order demands a special commitment from news organizations.
The Dart Awards are judged by an interdisciplinary panel of journalists, mental health professionals, and survivor advocates in accordance with the following Award Criteria:
GrantWatch ID#: 200430
Judges will make two awards. Two cash prizes are awarded each year.
Each award will carry a $5,000 cash prize.
All entries must have been originally published, aired or broadcast between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the completed online entry form: https://dartcenter.org/node/20655
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