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.
Resources for Disaster
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.
Reflections from a native Queenslander, as Australia's seasonal burden becomes a full-fledged disaster. Accompanying photographs from Rob Maccoll of The Courier Mail in Queensland.
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.