ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

August 8, 2008

Covering Tragedies

Filed under: disasters,journalism,poynter — Lynne @ 8:15 pm

Covering tragedy is part of the job for journalists, but it is never easy or enjoyable. Because of the two terrible tragedies involving Oregonians this week, I went searching for some examples and lessons learned by our colleagues.

The Dart Center –
The Dart Center of Journalism & Trauma is a must stop. Make sure to click the Best Practices and Tip Sheets links.

Poynter Online –
Journalists and Tragedy: A Passion for Excellence and a Compassion for People.
Journalism and Tragedy by Bob Steele

ONA COnventon –
Lessons from Virginia Tech Coverage


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