About the Project
About ‘Emergency Journalism’
Emergency Journalism is an initiative of the European Journalism Centre that brings together relevant news and resources for media professionals reporting in volatile situations. The website focuses on tools that use up-to-date digital technology, from content curation tools to multi-layered live maps, to support media coverage of emergencies such as natural disasters and political conflicts.
Every emergency is different, yet no matter the circumstances, there are tools that can help journalists during the newsgathering process, and when dealing with big data, limited resources and tight deadlines. Under such circumstances, accuracy, timeliness and quality content from journalists can ultimately contribute to effective relief and humanitarian response.
Today, journalists are challenged more than ever to efficiently use online sources when covering emergencies. While digital technologies now allow us to use social media and maps that geolocate crowdsourced data, journalists are urged to validate information quickly to ensure quality reporting. This website will help journalists to stay informed and updated on the topics that are related to emergency journalism in digital age.
About the European Journalism Centre (EJC)
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.
The European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki (Project Manager)