I’ve often wondered what it might be like to be an embedded journalist during Armageddon (sadly, my shrink would observe this says more about my career and the state of the industry than the end of the world). Happily, I’ve found I’m not alone: On the Media offers an interesting segment, Covering the Apocalypse, in which veteran journos mull the possibilities of filing for the End Times.
Even if you’re not among those who believe the world will end on 12/21/2012, it’s gotta end sometime right? And if there are still journalists at the end, they’ll need a game plan. At a recent journalism pow-wow, the role of journalists in two apocalyptic scenarios — global pandemic and alien invasion — were discussed with funny and useful results. Brooke speaks with Andrew Fitzgerald who suggested the topic.
Here are some related notions:
Apocalypse How: A chat with Daily Show scribe Rob Kutner about his hilarious survival guide Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into the Best of Times!
Zombie Suvival Guide: Revised & Expanded.