Journalists reporting on traumatic events are usually after three things:
The sequence of events (often delivered by police and witnesses)
Reaction from the community (such as politicians or area residents)
A profile of the victim (this is where you come in)
You can help reporters humanize your loved on and show that he or she was more than a statistic. If you were a witness to what happened, journalists may want your version of events.
Media interest is often highest in the immediate aftermath of a crime. reporters will want as many details as possible in a short amount of time.
Source: Pickup Communications https://www.pickupcommunications.com/resources/engaging-with-the-media-information-for-victims-amp-survivors