Digital Journalism Review
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 3:08pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 8:26am

Digest: Online resources for journalists to cover tragedies


Ivan Zhai is the Social Media Editor at the South China Morning Post. Prior to his current position, Ivan spent 10 years working for the Guangzhou-based 21st Century World Herald and in the Post's Guangzhou bureau, covering Chinese politics, macroeconomics and online communities. In 2008, Ivan won an Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship. He shares his findings and thoughts on digital media, cognitive neuroscience and China on Twitter and Chinese microblogs as @ivanzhai.

In the past ten days, many of my colleagues and local journalists have been trying their best  to cover the Lamma ferry tragedy, sometimes with tears in their eyes.

However, according to an opinion piece on yesterday’s SCMP, it looks like that some local TV reporters raised improper questions when interviewing disaster victims and stand accused of “feeding off” the tragedy.

It is never easy to cover violence or natural disasters. That’s why the resources provided by the Dart Centre are always valuable to our journalists, from which we can learn to better our jobs.


-- Dart Center: For journalism and trauma

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-- Email remains a popular way to share news, but for how long? | Poynter  

-- The Problem With the Media's Social Media Addiction via @HuffPostMedia 
-- Facebook Algorithmic Change to Decrease Reach on Brand Page Posts via @socialogilvy

-- To sell books to China, foreign publishers may have to play by its rules by  



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