Here’s a list of resources to help you put covering the South Asian tsunami into context.
- Tsunami Aftermath Resources
From finding sources to backgrounding charities.
- The Asian Tsunami: Think Globally, Locally, Journalistically By Jill Geisler
Questions and resources to consider as you plan your coverage. PLUS: The Journalist as Eyewitness by Roy Peter Clark
- Numbering the Dead: By Al Tompkins
Lessons in news judgment and empathy
- Telling Tsunami Stories, One Scene at a Time By Jill Geisler
How Jason Beaubien covers the tsunami for NPR using words as his only tool.
- Taking Tsunami Coverage into Their Own Hands By Steve Outing
The world turns to citizen journalists for eyewitness accounts and more as the crisis continues to unfold.
- Covering Trauma & Tragedy: What it Takes By Kelly McBride
- Tips for Covering Tragedy By Mark Brayne
- Trauma Takes Toll on Journalists Covering Disasters By Aly Colón
- The International Reporting Project
- SAJA Reporting Tips on South Asia & South Asian America
- CBC News: Disaster in Asia – Tsunami blog list
- Advice From One Who’s Been There by Patrick Hamilton, from the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Hamilton’s article includes tips for journalists covering disasters.
- Covering Disasters from No Train- No Gain
- Practical Suggestions for Journalists Covering Catastrophe from IJNet
- Editorial cartoons
- Read the articles by Michael Dobbs of The Washington Post, his follow up and online chat
- Freelancer Kevin Sites
- BBC News’ Roland Buerk
- BBC News Reporters’ Log: Asia Disaster
- Dispatch From Banda Aceh by New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau
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