The News Roundup: March 13-19

This past week was really tough for Japan as a whole, digging their heels in as bad weather hampered rescued from those stranded or trapped in tsunami devestated areas. Food, water, gasoline, and other supplies have been in shortage, and problem after problem at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.Despite all of these difficulties, Japan shows no sign of surrender to the forces of nature and human kind.

The sea of journalism that has surfaced this week has presented a challenge not only for me, but for everyone to be able to properly sift through all of the information and find the articles worth reading, or the photographs and videos worth viewing.

Take a look at this week’s list of articles and images that are worth your time.


The Facts about the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis

Can an earthquake shift the Earth’s axis?

Japan-Guide: Earthquake and Tsunami Update

NASA: Flooding from Tsunami near Sendai, Japan

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Japan: Some Good News Amidst the Horror Japan nuclear plant: See the damage


Japanese Perspectives

Japan earthquake: stories from across the disaster zone

Notes from a Japan aid worker

Japanese Search The Rubble For Dead Before Cleanup

With aid slow to come Japanese fend for themselves

Amid Shortages, a Surplus of Hope

Japanese Tsunami Survivors Face Daily Struggle

Through the shaking, Japan comes together Innkeeper offers to house 400 disaster-zone refugees


Global Perspectives

Global admiration for Japan in its darkest hour


Journalists’ Perpectives

Do not let nuclear crisis confusion lead to further suffering

Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

‘Nothing can prepare you to witness this

Why I’m not fleeing Japan

Why so little looting in Japan? It’s not just about honesty.



Japan Tsunami: 20 Unforgettable Pictures

Photo gallery – Japan quake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis

Japan’s devastating earthquake in pictures

Japan earthquake: A week in pictures


Video Journalism

Japan blizzards heighten tsunami devestation

Disaster in Japan



Japan Earthquake 2011: WikiLeaks Reveals Government Warned About Nuclear Plant Safety In 2008

Reports: Lax oversight, ‘greed’ preceded Japan nuclear crisis


What do you think of this week’s news? Did you find other articles you would like to recommend? Please share your thoughts.