Digital Journalism Review

Digest: Online resources for journalists to cover tragedies

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

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

-- Digital first isn’t an option for media — it’s the only way forward by 
-- Borrell predicts digital revenue will rise 30% next year at some newspapers | Poynter 
-- 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