Suggestions on how journalists can use anniversaries to reexamine history in a new light and bring previously silenced or marginalized voices to the forefront.
Resources on Aftermath & Anniversaries
- Rewriting History: Anniversary Stories, Shared Memory and Minority Voices
- Interview Excerpt on Covering Tragic Anniversaries
- Looking Back on Disaster
- Fifty Years On: Remembering the Aberfan Disaster
- No, American Journalists Did Not Lose the Vietnam War — or Disparage the Soldiers Who Fought It
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- January 25, 2017
Founded twenty-five years ago this month, Disaster Action has helped to reshape how the British political and legal systems respond to the needs of victims and survivors of public tragedies. In this edited interview, Pam Dix and Anne Eyre discuss their experiences with such disasters as Hillsborough, Lockerbie and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and its relevance for journalists covering the still unfolding aftermath of such events.
- October 20, 2016 by Stephen Jukes
Stephen Jukes, chair of Dart Europe’s board of trustees and professor of journalism at Bournemouth University, reflects on a conference held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy in South Wales and how media frame such tragedies.
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