Journalists' guide to reporting on earthquakes in SoCal

March 31, 2014 4:11 PM

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These definitions and frequently asked questions were distributed to reporters last year by John Bwarie, a local strategy and communications officer for a project of the U.S. Geological Survey, and an advisor to seismologist Lucy Jones.

To his list of tips I would add, for TV anchors and reporters, don't say out loud on the air the speculations, suppositions and exaggerations that the people around you speak in the minutes after an earthquake. Your viewers and your Twitter feed will be more excited and more unreliable than usual. Y...

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