Joseph Ataman awarded Fellowship at Columbia University’s Dart Center

Joseph Ataman

2019-20 mentee Joseph Ataman has been awarded an Early Childhood Development Fellowship at Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Joseph will be spending the coming months reporting a long-form magazine article on the experience of the children of US healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This project builds on reporting he did for CNN last year on British nurses self-isolating from their families.

‘These children have a unique perspective on the pandemic,’ Joseph said. ‘They’ve suffered the double pain of enduring a pandemic and watching their parents — be they nurses, doctors, or cleaners — who have put themselves at risk to help others. Now that we’re a year into the Covid-19 crisis, I’m hoping to capture these children’s experiences in their own words and from their own viewpoints.’