Covering Disaster

Covering Disaster
Publisher Routledge
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Category Social Science
Total Pages 134
ISBN 9780429603983
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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In 2005, journalists faced enormous challenges while covering hurricanes Katrina and Rita along America's Gulf Coast. They struggled to find ways to communicate, move from one place to another, and find reputable information. They witnessed complete chaos, observed human suffering, and were outraged with delayed or ineffective rescue mechanisms. Not only did journalists face these normal problems of crises, since many themselves were among the victims, they were forced to do their jobs under circumstances that seemed impossible. The contributors to Covering Disaster study personal and professional coping mechanisms and lessons that may be learned from media disaster coverage. During Katrina and Rita, journalists responded largely by redefining traditional ideals of fairness, balance, and objectivity and by adopting an emotionally driven and somewhat more subjective reporting style. In this way, they rediscovered and emphasized journalistic purposes and techniques that have long been the hallmarks of greatness. Their work during those months of destruction and pain was applauded by their readers and viewers because it was useful, critical of officials who were not doing their jobs, sought support for those who were suffering, and took a position of public leadership. Now that the winds have died down, flood waters have receded, and rebuilding has begun, the brand of publicoriented journalism found in the midst of the storms must not be forgotten.

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Covering Disaster
  • Author : Ralph Izard,Jay Perkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05

In 2005, journalists faced enormous challenges while covering hurricanes Katrina and Rita along America's Gulf Coast. They struggled to find ways to communicate, move from one place to another, and find reputable information. They witnessed complete chaos, observed human suffering, and were outraged with delayed or ineffective rescue mechanisms. Not only

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Hurricane Katrina
  • Author : Ebonie Ledbetter
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-06-17

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, left devastation from Florida to Texas. Editor Ebonie Ledbetter has compiled several essays and primary sources that provide readers with a deep understanding of this event. This book summarizes the events that occurred before, during, and after

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The Media and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
  • Author : J. Sylvester
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2008-04-14

Although the impact of Hurricane Katrina has certainly been felt in political, economic, and social terms, the impacts on and of the media have largely been ignored. This book tells the stories of the reporters, newspapers, and broadcast stations most affected by Katrina and details their struggles to cover the

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Covering Katrina
  • Author : Stephanie Dunn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

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Covering Disaster
  • Author : Jay Perkins,Ralph Izard
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-12-31

In 2005, journalists faced enormous challenges while covering hurricanes Katrina and Rita along America's Gulf Coast. They struggled to find ways to communicate, move from one place to another, and find reputable information. They witnessed complete chaos, observed human suffering, and were outraged with delayed or ineffective rescue mechanisms. Not only

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After Katrina
  • Author : Anna Hartnell
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-25

Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site

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Covering Katrina
  • Author : Partnership for Public Service (U.S.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

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The  Katrina Effect
  • Author : William M. Taylor,Michael P. Levine,Oenone Rooksby,Joely-Kym Sobott
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27

On August 29th 2005, the headwaters of Hurricane Katrina's storm-surge arrived at New Orleans, the levees broke and the city was inundated. Perhaps no other disaster of the 21st century has so captured the global media's attention and featured in the 'imagination of disaster' like Katrina. The Katrina Effect charts the

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Old and New Media after Katrina
  • Author : Diane Negra
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-02-10

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, this thoughtful collection of essays reflects on the relationship between the disaster and a range of media forms. The assessments here reveal how mainstream and independent media have responded (sometimes innovatively, sometimes conservatively) to the political and social ruptures "Katrina" has come to represent. The

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CNN Reports  Hurricane Katrina
  • Author : CNN News
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-10

Documents over a fourteen day period the destructive impact of Hurricane Katrina on the homes and businesses of Mississippi and Louisiana and the personal hardships and tragedies endured by the residents of these areas.

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Covering Katrina
  • Author : Carimanda Baynard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

The impact of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005 was particularly devastating to New Orleans, Louisiana. Catastrophic damage threatened the lives of many unable to evacuate due to limited financial resources. The print media coverage of Hurricane Katrina exposed a long history of social inequality in New Orleans based on race,

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Oil and Water
  • Author : Andrea Miller,Shearon Roberts,Victoria LaPoe
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2014-04-18

Along the Gulf Coast, history is often referenced as pre-Katrina or post-Katrina. However, the natural disaster that appalled the world in 2005 has been joined by another catastrophe, this one man-made—the greatest environmental and maritime accident of all time, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In less than five years, the

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Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
  • Author : Susanna Hornig Priest
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2010-07-14

The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a

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Katrina
  • Author : Andy Horowitz
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16

The definitive history of Katrina: an epic of citymaking, revealing how engineers and oil executives, politicians and musicians, and neighbors black and white built New Orleans, then watched it sink under the weight of their competing ambitions. Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but the decisions that

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Getting It Wrong
  • Author : W. Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18

Many of American journalism’s best-known and most cherished stories are exaggerated, dubious, or apocryphal. They are media-driven myths, and they attribute to the news media and their practitioners far more power and influence than they truly exert. In Getting It Wrong, writer and scholar W. Joseph Campbell confronts and

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