After a disaster: Long-term reporting on floods, fires and other emergencies

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Rebecca Hersher of NPR; Eric Sagara of Big Local News; Lisa Song of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We’ll talk about databases and documents you can use to cover natural and unnatural disasters before, during and after they occur, and strategies for identifying long-term issues after the initial incident.

Speaker Bios

  • Rebecca Hersher is a science reporter at NPR. She covers climate change and environmental research, including the large-scale causes and long-term effects of hurricanes, floods and other disasters. She previously reported on public health, including outbreaks, sanitation infrastructure and suicide. @rhersher

  • Eric Sagara is a visiting senior data journalist with the Big Local News Project and part of the JSK Fellowships Impact Partnership with Big Local News. He was the senior data reporter for Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting prior to coming to Stanford. He was also a news applications fellow at ProPublica and prior to that was a reporter on The Newark Star-Ledger’s data team. 

  • Lisa Song is a reporter at ProPublica, where she covers climate change and the environment. She previously worked at InsideClimate News. @lisalsong

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