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Photojournalist in Japan on covering disasters in your own backyard

Gianni Giosue is a Tokyo-based international freelance photographer who covers social issues in
Asia. He talked to IJNet about covering a major event on home turf and offered some advice for journalists taking photographs.

Nicole Martinelli | April 01, 2011

How to recognize and manage stress when covering traumatic events

Covering traumatic events such as the earthquake in Japan and tsunami can affect journalists in the field and in the newsroom.

Vicki Krueger, Poynter | March 17, 2011

New Media and Humanitarian Relief: Lessons from Haiti

A new report takes a critical look at the role of communications in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and recommends ways to improve the effectiveness of utilizing media in future disaster relief efforts.

Jessica Weiss | January 12, 2011

10 tips for reporting conflict and abuse

Journalist Jaldeep Katwala offers 10 tips on how to cover stories in conflict zones. Katwala, who has covered conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says that reporting on conflict and abuse is complex and that the way facts are revealed often does not provide the level of understanding the situation demands.

Jaldeep Katwala, Media Helping Media | December 15, 2010

Dealing with stories that haunt you

As broadcasters, you can’t change the event, but you can change the way that you deal with the event.

Dr. Ann S. Utterback, IJNet Columnist | September 28, 2010

Through citizens' eyes, Pakistani website covers up-to-date news

When major events occur in our digital age, the public can offer as much valuable information as professional journalists do. In Pakistan, for example, citizens have been contributing reports on the latest flooding disaster through cell phones to the Pakistani citizen journalism service SeenReport.com.

Bassam Sebti, IJNet Arabic Editor | September 01, 2010

In the wake of Haiti disaster, Dart Center says newsroom support is key

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, news bureaus and wire services are reassessing how to keep their offices efficient through crisis and best communicate with journalists in the field in disaster areas.

Sasha Turrentine, IJNet Writer | March 01, 2010

Webb on the Web: Crisis Reporting Toolkit

Every journalist covering a hot zone or an area where natural disasters are likely should have a crisis reporting plan ready to implement.

Amy Webb | February 02, 2010

Resources available for covering Haiti

Poynter’s News University has made a list of resources available for journalists traveling to Haiti or looking for the local angle to cover the news about the country's devastating earthquake.

Jessica Weiss | January 20, 2010

Tips for journalists covering swine flu

Nieman Reports, part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, has published a comprehensive resource for journalists about coverage of a pandemic flu, available at http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/newsitem.aspx?id=100114.

Jessica Weiss | April 29, 2009

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