Daily Archive for March 11th, 2011

Asian American Journalists Cover Earthquake and Tsunami Destruction in Japan

It has been over 24 hours since the devastating 8.9 Sendai earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I’ve been glued to NHK World and Twitter to get the latest news.

At the same time that Japanese officials are calling for people in northeastern/coastal regions of Japan to evacuate and get to higher ground, I have been watching American journalists stationed in Japan (mostly Tokyo), being dispatched toward Sendai and Fukushima, the most devastated areas of the quake. Via AAJA, a list of Asian American journalists covering the Japanese quake was compiled by former AAJA National President Sharon Chan. Current AAJA National President Doris Truong has compiled a twitter list (that you can follow) of these same folks.

Some of the most compelling coverage comes directly from the journalists as they tweet about the difficulties of even reaching the devastated areas.
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