Resources for Disaster

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Resources for Covering Natural Disasters

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the US east coast, the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma is assembling resources for journalists covering the unfolding natural disaster.

Helping Joplin's Journalists

As I am sure you know, the death toll continues to rise in Joplin, Missouri, devastated by the worst tornado to hit the U.S. in 60 years. At this writing, 132 people are dead, and many others are still missing.

Japan's Triple Disaster: Resources for Journalists

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.

A Seismic Jolt: Then the Grim Task Begins

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.

Earthquake Advice From One Who's Been There

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.

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