Reporting on the Earthquake
For those covering the natural disaster in Italy, Dart Centre Europe has assembled tip sheets, advice and reflection from journalists on past catastrophes and other resources of relevance.
Two hundred and ninety-one people have been confirmed dead in Italy's worst Earthquake since 1980. With chances of finding more survivors alive becoming increasingly remote, attention is switching to taking stock of the damage.
For those covering the natural disaster in Italy, the Dart Centre has assembled tip sheets, advice and reflection from journalists on past catastrophes and other resources of relevance.
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DART CENTRE RESOURCES
Quick tips, in-depth resources and links to other organizations on "Covering Disasters."
"Tragedies and Journalists": the Dart Center's comprehensive guide for reporters, editors, photographers and managers on every aspect of reporting tragedy.
Guidance on mental health issues and how they evolve in regions devastated by natural disasters, from psychiatrist Alexander McFarlane.
Guidance on working with emergency services from Dr. Anne Eyre, specialist in trauma and disaster management.
Scientific consensus, made readable, on the effects of traumatic coverage on journalists, on media consumers in general and on children in particular.
LESSONS FROM THE 2004 TSUNAMI
Reflection and advice from six international reporters who were on the ground (Yulia Supadmo, Indonesia; Mehul Srivastava, USA; Shahanaaz Habib, Malaysia; Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh; Pia Sarkar, USA; Mona Khanna, USA), as well as Australian photojournalist Patrick Hamilton and correspondent Kimina Lyall.
Transcript and individual reports from a Frontline Club discussion of tsunami coverage, with former Dart Centre Europe Director Mark Brayne, BBC developing world correspondent David Loyn and clinical psychologist Bill Yule.