Reporting After Ebola

Paul is over in Amsterdam this week presenting on the role of emotion in reporting – he’ll be sharing some thoughts from the production of our Back In Touch feature, a collaborative media platform led by a network of community reporters across Sierra Leone.
Building trust and an emotional connection with the community reporters was critical to achieving the depth of access and insight that the films portrayed. Each story sheds light on the impact Ebola had on different human relationships during the outbreak. They are emotive and offer a different narrative than the standard media coverage of a health crisis; namely that humans were effected and the things we cherish the most – meeting up with our mates, holding our partners, and seeing our children run through the school gates – all that was frozen, forbidden, for over a year.

Nov, 29, 2014