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Journalism tools and resources for disasters & emergencies

Learn more about this disaster reporting guide, the toolkit, and the Local News Go Bag Project here.

Access the tools and templates you can use now to start preparing, develop a plan, and improve your coverage of emergencies here.

Ask questions, contribute, get updates, and connect with other newsrooms and journalists covering disasters in their local communities here.

The Local News Go Bag project was created in 2024 to provide information, tools, resources, and connection for local newsrooms and independent journalists covering emergencies and disasters in their communities.
The project is an ongoing resource for community-centered coverage of disasters to help reporters fill essential information needs during times of crisis.
This work is supported by a Reynolds Journalism Innovation Fellowship. Learn more here.


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