Global Reporting Institute focuses on early childhood Worldwide

Midcareer journalists can apply to attend an all-expenses-paid reporting institute.

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is organizing the Global Reporting Institute for international journalists on early childhood experience and the developing brain June 28 to July 1 at Columbia Journalism School in New York.

The institute will focus on advancements in neuroscience and their implications for child development, concentrating especially on vulnerable children living in extreme poverty and unstable environments. Topics include national and international policy on health, education and related fields; early language development; impacts of stress on early brain development; successful intervention models; and the influence of technology.

Journalists will learn how to translate these issues and themes into meaningful stories and relevant, captivating news coverage.

A total of 25 journalists will be selected for the institute. The Dart Center will cover travel, accommodations, local transportation and meals. Up to six participants will also receive US$500 to US$1,000 to produce stories on one or more of the institute topics.

The deadline is April 9.

For more information on how to apply, click here.