Resources for Disaster

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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.

Torn Apart: Reporting Heartbreak

When a crew from Channel Nine's '60 Minutes' interviewed a family who lost their baby girl and both grandmothers to the Queensland floods, some said they exploited their grief. Correspondent Michael Usher begs to differ.

Tips for Flood Coverage

Resist the pack mentality. Don't feign compassion. Be sensitive to the distress of people caught up in the tragedy. Exercise the principle of doing no further harm.

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