Beyond Breaking News: Local Journalism’s Role in Disaster Recovery - A Webinar Hosted by CDP

Thursday, February 8, 2024 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
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This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

Media has a critical role to play before, during and after a disaster. When a big crisis hits, national and international media outlets send cameras and reporters to the scene to cover the story. But day in and day out, local journalists are on the frontlines in their communities, telling the stories that people need to know. Media coverage of disasters is wide-ranging. Awareness of a disaster – including an emergency “take immediate cover” warning – helps to build community resilience and save lives. After a disaster, survivors look to the media to provide information about where they can access immediate resources and support.

Panelists will discuss the critical role of the media in long-term recovery, including one that is often overlooked: To monitor recovery activities and hold to account the government, funders and others involved so that no community is left behind.

What will you learn?

Panelists will answer questions such as:

  • Why and how should donors invest in nonprofit journalism?
  • What is the unique role of local coverage in disasters?
  • How can funders and media work together? 


Who should attend?

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by February 7th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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