START research contributed to a new resource for journalists and the general public: "Safety Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents." Published by Atomic Reporters and The Stanley Foundation, the guide and infographic were developed as part of the Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop, which START’s Steve Sin participated in earlier this year.
The guide is designed to highlight the critical role that journalists play in communicating and responding to nuclear and radiological security issues.
“It was a fascinating topic to discuss,” Sin said. “We are always looking at how disasters and incidents could play out, but this time, we approached it with a very specific audience in mind. An audience that can really help affect the outcome in these situations.”
The larger research team is continuing its outreach on the topic and will be presenting the journalist recommendations that came out of the Rotterdam workshop, along with the safety guide and infographic, at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on Nuclear Security in December.