News Media Perform Service in Tsunami Disaster
|It hardly seems that only five days have passed since news began spreading of the calamity in South Asia and the Indonesian archipelago, a huge earthquake followed by the most deadly tsunami in recorded history.
Yet, without being too self-congratulatory about it, I think we can take some satisfaction in the role of the news media in conveying sensitive reports about the terrible losses and inspiring worldwide giving to the victims of the disaster.
The Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, many other newspapers, the great networks, have all posted the addresses and contact points for a host of relief agencies. Now, it is up to us to respond.
For myself, I'm going to begin with $500 gifts each to Doctors Without Borders and the American Jewish World Service. You may have your own favorites. Different people will give different amounts, but any amount will do some good.