Reporting on Large-Scale Breaking News

From natural disasters, to government cover-ups and global pandemics, journalists are constantly faced with large-scale breaking news events. This video focuses on how to keep calm and make good decisions about how you report this kind of news to your community. Told through the story of living through an EF-3 tornado one minute and covering it the next, this video offers lessons of what to do when the unthinkable happens.

Bio: Emily Barske is the associate editor of the Des Moines Business Record, a business journal serving Central Iowa and the state. Previously, she was the editor of the Marshalltown Times-Republican and also a two-time editor-in-chief of the Iowa State Daily. She is passionate about the news media’s role in community engagement and social justice.