Reports of sirens and gunshots being fired are somewhat commonplace in a newsroom. However, on March 15 2019, NZME journalist Rachel Das knew something was very wrong when her boss made the huge call to tell her to turn around and head back to the office. It was the next day Rachel’s story unfolded as she was tasked with visiting the hospital and speaking to a large number of people who had lost loved ones.
In this episode, Rachel Das talks to Rev Frank Ritchie about her experiences talking with victims and their families.
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.