Friday Prayers is a six-part podcast series that features New Zealand journalists who played a significant role in reporting the events in Christchurch terrorist attack. Part One: Thomas Mead.
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.
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