Dr Kimina Lyall (DPsych, clinical) is a former journalist with The Australian newspaper and Time Australia. During her 15 year career as a reporter, she worked across the paper, on stories as diverse as politics, the Olympics, features and as Southeast Asia correspondent. During that posting she became a survivor of the Boxing Day tsunami, and later wrote a book on the experience Out of the Blue: Facing the Tsunami.
Recent Posts by Kimina Lyall
Interviewing in the aftermath of traumaMarch 8, 2022 by Kimina Lyall
Death, violence, war, terrorism, natural disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic - at some point within the past year many journalists within Asia Pacific will have reported on a story involving interviewees who had experienced a traumatic event. There is no infallible method for interviewing survivors and witnesses to trauma, Each case is unique and presents its own challenges. But this tip sheet brings together the collective experience of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific’s principal trainers to provide some general advice for interviewing in the aftermath of trauma, and recommendations for before, during, and after the interview.
Tips for News Managers: Covering PandemicsMarch 17, 2020 by Kimina Lyall
What a manager can do to support news professionals covering pandemics.
Tips for Reporting on PandemicsMarch 17, 2020 by Kimina Lyall
Stay safe. Be prepared. Check facts. Breathe.
The Emotional Toll of Disaster ReportingMarch 1, 2005 by Kimina Lyall
Nine years ago, soon after I joined The Australian, I was sent to Port Arthur to cover the massacre of 35 people by gunman Martin Bryant.
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