Featured: Emergency Journalism Toolkit
Published on April 4, 2013
News professionals who are currently working in volatile situations are encouraged to take a look at the Emergency Journalism website. The page is updated weekly with useful new content including lists of content curation tools, various recommended blogs, and featured videos from experts in the emergency journalism field. The main aim of the site is to bring together relevant news and resources for media professionals who are working in emergency and/or crisis situations. Emergency Journalism features resources that use the latest digital technology in order to support media coverage of emergencies such as natural disasters and political conflicts.
Even though every emergency might be different, the process of news-gathering in that moment is usually the same: tight deadlines, working under pressure, scrambling to verify information, etc. With the help of the Emergency Journalism Toolkit, this process can be made easier. Just look at this list of resources that the initiative already has in place. On top of the main website, Emergency Journalism also has a Facebook page that is also updated several times per week with relevant resources and information.
In order to get a better idea of the kind of content you can expect to find, take a look at their latest video with Storyful Managing Editor Markham Nolan who discusses how to separate fact and fiction online:
To find out more about the tool, please visit the website.
Published: April 4, 2013
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