At the time of March 15’s mosque attack, journalist Thomas Mead had been playing netball with his colleagues at Newshub’s Christchurch office. Hours later he would be broadcast across hundreds of television networks around the world as he faced one of the hardest tests for any journalist – reporting live on a terror attack.
In this episode, Thomas talks to Rev Frank Ritchie about what it was like working that day and how he walked the line between delivering the news and being empathetic to the people of his city, whose world had been turned upside down.
Rev. Francis (Frank) Ritchie is the lead chaplain for Media Chaplaincy New Zealand. If you work in the media and would like to sit down and have a confidential chat with Frank over coffee to discuss life and work, feel free to get in touch.