Business Reporting on Natural Disasters

Posted By Aimee O'Grady on Monday January 28, 2019

Tim Zawacki

When covering natural disasters, business journalists have the unique challenge of connecting an audience with the specific impact these events have on local, regional and national businesses, from supply chains to logistics, to major employers, to mom-and-pop shops.


While some natural disasters like hurricanes are fast moving, others like flooding and wildfires can take longer to cause their full devastation. It will take decades for the full impact of others, like the sea level rise brought on by global warming, to come into focus.


Ellen Chang

Join us for a discussion with four journalists to learn of their experience reporting on these matters for various types of business audiences. We’ll hear from Tim Zawacki of S&P Global Market Intelligence; Ellen Chang, freelance journalist for U.S. News & World Report; Jane Wooldridge of the Miami Herald; and David Benda of the Redding, Calif., Record Searchlight.


Listen to the recording.


Jane Wooldridge








David Benda




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