Resources for Disaster
At the Dart Center we were fortunate to be spared the worst of Sandy. Columbia University never lost power, and storm damage in Morningside Heights was minimal. But many of our neighbors in the region remain in crisis. For anyone who wants to help, Columbia has assembled a continually-updated list of organizations providing aid.
“This is the first time I’ve ever done an entire program on one single topic like this,” said Radio New Zealand’s Colin Peacock.
Lessons from a newsroom that anticipates disaster every summer.
The story of a flash flood that killed 20 people — eight of them children — is told in an in-depth, three-part series focusing on the experience of two families. Originally published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in November, 2010.
Links to resources in Japanese and English for journalists covering Japan's March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant crisis. Includes a Q&A with disaster expert Irwin Redlener, M.D., an article on Japanese cultural identity from Gavin Rees, and a comprehensive disaster reporting guide from reporter Yoichi Shimatsu.
No country is better prepared for earthquakes than Japan. But as the death toll rises from the massive quake and damaged nuclear plants bring more peril, journalists will play a key role in how people make sense of the disaster.
Stay empathetic, stow your ego and keep focused on finding great stories: award-winning photographer Patrick Hamilton's experiences covering quakes in Papua, New Guinea are relevant to newsgatherers working in the Christchurch quake zone.