The fifteen mid-career journalists selected for a one-week Ochberg fellowship at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, designed to hone their reporting of traumatic events, is an impressive one. It includes Angelina Fusco (BBC Northern Ireland), Maria Rosa Meneses (Spain’s El Mundo) and
Jeremy Young (Al Jazeera English, Washington D.C.)
There’s also Ashley Powers (pictured), recently transferred from the national/Las Vegas beat to
Orange County LA for the LA Times. Here’s what she will have to look forward in October, courtesy of Columbia’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma:
Fellows attend seminars with leading experts in trauma science and journalism practice, and participate in the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The fellowship program is named in honor of Frank Ochberg, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University and a pioneering figure in the definition and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, Stockholm Syndrome and other responses to violence, trauma and terror.
Powers recently covered both the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting and the 2011 Tucson spree that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
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