With the financial help of Carnegie Corp. of New York, the Radio-Television
News Directors Foundation has created "A Journalist's Guide to Covering
The guide includes what constitutes warning signs of an attack,
laws and treaties governing such weapons and detailing various scenarios
including anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularemia, botulinum toxin and viral
The guide is not so much a survival guide for reporters as it is a collection
of the information they will need to know and relay to their viewers and
listeners in case of such an attack.
"This guide will serve as one of the many tools journalists will use to
deliver the news to a public in need," RTNDF president Barbara Cochran said.
The guide will be distributed later this month.
It is also available online at http://www.rtnda.org/resources/bioterror.shtml.