The Covering Recovery Project, a joint initiative of the Dart Center and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, hosted its inaugural lunchtime colloquium at the Columbia Journalism School focused on innovations in coverage and lessons learned from recent disasters.
Resources for Disaster, Multimedia
Yamiche Alcindor, Donna DeCesare, Danny Spriggs and Bruce Shapiro discussed practical tactics for assessing risk and and staying safe while reporting. They shared lessons from covering protests, youth gangs, earthquakes and toxic environmental sites among others.
Photojournalist Ron Haviv arrived in Haiti just 24 hours after the catastrophic earthquake that took an estimated 250,000 lives, injured hundreds of thousands and left nearly 1 million people homeless. Epic devastation of this magnitude defies comprehension.
In a personal journey that is also a passionate elegy for an imperiled environment and traditional way of life, documentary photographer Kael Alford has built a bridge home from the wars she’s covered.
In a multimedia presentation on covering gangs and paramilitaries, earthquakes and HIV, a photographer and educator explores how collaboration is the key to making images that are both powerful and responsible.
In a Katrina-flooded hospital, doctors injected patients with painkillers and sedatives. Were they easing their pain or speeding their deaths? In a 2009 interview, ProPublica reporter Sheri Fink, winner of the 2010 Dart Award, explains how she pursued the story.
In a Katrina-flooded hospital, doctors injected patients with painkillers and sedatives. Were they easing their pain or speeding their deaths? In a 2009 interview, ProPublica reporter and Dart Award-winner Sheri Fink explains how she pursued the story.
The first 24 hours after a traumatic news event may present a journalist with considerable challenges and opportunities, both professionally and personally. The usual physical and psychological demands of trying to gather facts and write a story under deadline are greatly magnified when trauma is involved, especially when a large number of victims are dead or seriously injured (although even a single victim can be difficult to cover).