CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Charlie Moore at the Paley Center
6:00 PM ET
Faster Disasters: How a New Mix of Media Transforms Disaster Reporting & Response Efforts
Please join us for a special THINKSOCIAL at The Paley Center for Media event as we examine the evolving nature of the reporting and response to disasters. Recent television and radio coverage of events from the hurricane in New Orleans to the earthquake in Haiti have demonstrated the lasting power of on-the-scene journalism from the best news organizations. New social and mobile media forms are extending the reach of reporting from the first images to the remotest areas of impact by unleashing the power of the crowd in ways that enhance journalism and vastly accelerate the speed and scale of the public reaction. Television networks are now connected to global social and mobile networks which enable audiences to share stories and make donations in just a few clicks. In this important session award-winning journalists Anderson Cooper and his producer Charlie Moore will share their experiences and insights from the frontline and reflect on how the reporting and response to disasters are changing. They will be joined by other invited experts who have organized some of the most important new approaches to disaster response efforts that leverage social and mobile media.