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Journalists, Disaster Responders Must Ask Important Questions To Have Greatest Impact

New York Times Magazine: How Not to Report on an Earthquake
Jonathan M. Katz, freelance journalist and author

“…Those engaged in the [earthquake] response [in Nepal], whether covering it or participating in it, now have to ask the questions we’ve failed to ask in the past: How exactly did the earthquake affect a given problem? What are the specific goals of the relief effort concerning it? And how will we know if they’ve been met? We don’t know for sure what will come of a relief effort in which everyone is asking those questions, because we’ve never really done it before. But for the people now struggling through their ordeal in the Himalayas, there’s no better time to try” (4/28).

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