Reporter's Memo, known as the
Journalist's notebook (新聞記者の手帳 Shinbun kisha no techō ) in the original script, is a file that can be found in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. It was transcribed into Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles in 2007.
In the file, the reporter confirms that the rumoured "Cannibal disease" has reached Raccoon City, writing in a case in which one individual killed several people by biting them "like a starving mutt" (translated as "savage animal" in the localization).
At last I have found the evidence I need to prove that the "Cannibal Disease" is indeed happening in this city. One man actually ate people to death. He was like a savage animal tearing away a new flesh. It was completely disgusting. I have heard rumors that many people are also suffering from this disease now. However, the causes of the disease is not yet known. Is this another mystery of the present disease? I will have to check on it...
They have placed Raccoon City under martial law because of the cannibal disease. I have lost contact with the media outside of the city, but I won't give up. As a journalist, I won't keep my eyes shut and walk away. I have a duty to the people and my profession. I don't think the disease has spread nationwide yet. I believe that this city holds the key to its creation and cure. In fact, I'm sure of it.
The military has set up blockades around the city to keep people from escaping and spreading the disease. Most of the citizens have either died or have come in contact with the disease. I know that it is the right decision to quarantine the city, but I can't help but pity myself. If I am infected or eaten, it doesn't matter. My fate is already sealed. All I have left is my journalism. I won't give up until I solve the mystery of this deadly disease. I have just discovered that the disease is not spread through the air, but by some other means.