Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ICFJ Releases Two Guides on Coverage of Disaster

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just weeks after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has produced two guides to help reporters better cover disaster and deal with traumatic situations. Please share these guides with colleagues. They come in both English and Spanish.

Some features:
  • Practical guidelines for delivering news responsibly while staying safe;
  • Tips for creating a disaster preparedness plan for your newsroom;
  • Ethical suggestions for journalists working with grief-stricken survivors;
  • Tips for journalists dealing with post-traumatic stress; and
  • Links to other online resources for journalists.

These two guides, sponsored by McCormick, build on ICFJ’s crisis reporting program for U.S. Hispanic and Latin American journalists. To view them, see links below:

“Disaster and Crisis Coverage”

“Journalism and Trauma”

2 Responses to “ICFJ Releases Two Guides on Coverage of Disaster”

Paul Sevensky said...
7:44 PM, February 10, 2010

The two links link to the same "Disaster" guide; can you correct the link for the "Trauma" guide?

McCormick Journalism said...
11:31 AM, February 11, 2010

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The two sites look extremely alike, but they are two different disaster guides.

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