What Can Journalism Do for Victims
by Norihide Miyazaki
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the following tsunami, and the deadly accidents at
nuclear power plants might be the worst disaster in Japanese history.
This news becomes a top story almost every day in the U.S. media as well, so we are
informed of the tremendous power the tsunami has caused thorough photos or video footage
and the serious condition of stricken areas by reports.
But this tragedy is covered as an incident in a foreign country.
This urges me to reconsider, as a Japanese-American and journalist, what the media
can or should do and what the role of the media is in a domestic disaster.