Covering a hometown disaster: Miami Herald executive editor Monica Richardson on the Surfside condo collapse

07.01.2021 - By Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

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Monica Richardson, who became the top editor of the Miami Herald six months ago, talks with Brian Stelter about the Herald’s first week of coverage of the condo collapse and why she expects "this story to go on for at least a year." Richardson describes how the newsroom initially mobilized to cover the collapse; why staffers from all across the newsroom have turned into disaster reporters; and how the organization set up a “Surfside bureau” for staffers to collaborate and recharge. She also shares the takeaways from a recent training session about grappling with trauma; talks about "sustaining our mental health" over the long haul; and touches on her priorities as executive editor.

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