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Student baptism of fire: Reporting the kerosene lamp blasts

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Weber, Joe. (2001). Student baptism of fire: Reporting the kerosene lamp blasts. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 105-110.
Author(s): Joe Weber
Publication date: 
September, 2001

Student journalists have learned lessons from spate of deadly kerosene lamp explosions in Madang, Papua New Guinea. The blasts, which killed four people and injured 43 others, provided the students with an unprecedented oppurtunity to hone newgathering and writing skills.