Broadcasting Through Crisis: How to Keep Going When Tragedy Hits


This book provides broadcasters and other reporters with specific tools to help them cover tragic events without being overwhelmed by them.

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This book provides broadcasters and other reporters with specific tools to help them cover tragic events without being overwhelmed by them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566252409
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An occupational hazard : crisis stress 3
2 Coping with crisis stress 7
3 R = relax 21
4 E = exercise 29
5 L = let yourself sleep 37
6 I = identify your feelings 45
7 E = eat well 57
8 F = focus on fun and normalcy 73
Profiles of crisis : reporters in the trenches
9 September 11 at the Pentagon : Mike Walter, WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C. 83
10 September 11 in New York City : Melinda Murphy, CBS News, New York City 89
11 September 11 in Pennsylvania : Sherry Stalley, FOX 8 News, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 95
12 The serial snipers : Neal Augenstein, WTOP radio, Washington, D.C. 101
13 Sights, sounds, and smells of war - an embedded journalist in Iraq : Ross W. Simpson, the associated press radio network 105
14 Stories that haunt you : Desiree Berenguer, News 12 New Jersey 111
On the front lines when severe weather strikes
15 Hurricanes and Tornadoes : Elliott Wiser, Bay News 9, Tampa Bay 117
16 Severe winter weather : Dan Shelley, WTMJ radio, Milwaukee 123
Lessons from the wars
17 War stories : Michael Freedman, vice president and professional lecturer in journalism, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 129
Crisis survival kit
1 Coping with stalkers - a safety checklist 141
2 Covering a terrorist incident - advice form terrorism experts : NewsLab 145
3 Go-bag essentials 149
4 Emergency food for busy broadcasters 151
5 Caffeine sources 153
6 How well am I coping? 155
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