How Do You Cover Stories in Conflict Zones? ‘Prepare, Prepare, Prepare’

The Reporting Safely in Conflict Zones workshop, one of several continuing education programs offered by Columbia’s Journalism School, is designed to show reporters, producers and photographers how to operate with caution in volatile situations. Students learn to assess risk, prevent rape and physical assault, and deal with trauma. A computer systems engineer provides instruction on how to safeguard sensitive communications and data, while emergency first-aid training is taught by a former National Guard combat medic.

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General Studies Student Joseph Bacani Graces New Disabled Veterans Memorialslide show

Now a junior at Columbia’s School of General Studies, Joseph Bacani was a 21-year-old Army private in March 2007, when he was shot through the pelvis by a sniper while on foot patrol in Baghdad searching for improvised explosive devices. Still in a wheelchair, he was awarded a Purple Heart in a ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in April 2007.

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Columbia Experts Tackle Many Aspects of Ebola

At Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, researchers have developed a computer model that tracks and forecasts the growth of Ebola cases in West Africa, the epicenter of the disease

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