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 is a Senior Data Reporter for Big Local News at Stanford University. Before that he was on the data team at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. He also has been a News Applications Fellow at ProPublica and a data reporter at the Newark Star Ledger. 

  • 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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