Posts made in November, 2013

Reporting Typhoon Haiyan: Dishing Up News a New Way

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Crisis & Risk Communication, Disaster Response, Social Media, Typhoon | 5 comments

Reporting Typhoon Haiyan: Dishing Up News a New Way

 After a major disaster, global news media outlets provide an important public service: they tell stories, report facts and share insightful perspectives. But we must remember, the news media is big business, and by it’s very nature, it sells by sensationalizing. Additionally, it often fails to ask core, critical questions that would help us, Joe Public, better understand and evaluate what is and isn’t working. The media’s response to Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) that devastated the #Philippines this week is no exception. Today my colleague John...

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