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  • 1. Katrina COVERAGE
    PRESENTATION
    BY Megan, elizabeth,
    cindy, jimmy, & glenn
  • 2. Relevant Prior Reporting
    • Accurate/Updated information
    • 3. Weather Forecasts
    • 4. Explains vulnerability of New Orleans
    • 5. Credibility
  • Relevant Prior Reporting
    Example
    • Atlanta Journal “Katrina Storms Ashore” 8/28/ 2005 (One day before Katrina hit).
    • 6. Article touches on key questions that people would want to know.
    • 7. Are people leaving?
    • 8. Can they leave?
    • 9. Are people stranded?
    • 10. Why is there such a sense of fear?
    • 11. Are experts confirming this?
  • Effective During
    • Proactive (What citizens can and should be doing)
    • 12. Credible Sources
    • 13. Factual instead of dramatized
    • 14. Constantly Updated
  • Ineffective During
    • Jumps to Conclusions
    • 15. Undermines the state of emergency
    • 16. Lack of Context
    • 17. Lack of credibility
  • Ineffective During
    Example
    • Clearly jumping to conclusions
  • Effective After
    • Proactive (how to learn
    from this)
    • Check on how situation
    was handled by the
    government
    • Constructive criticism
  • Effective After
    Examples
    Hurricane Katrina CNN Larry King Live
    • “How you can help”
    Specific numbers to call: Red Cross, Salvation Army, National Next of Kin Registry
    • Details of what people are forgetting to help with. Ex) hearing aid batteries
    • 18. Emotional triggering with pictures and video clips of the people and the damage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVT74piVBGw
  • 19. Ineffective After
    • Furthers the idea of us vs.
    them (Americans outside
    New Orleans vs. New
    Orleans residents)
    • Undermines the state of
    emergency
  • 20. Ineffective After
    Examples
    • Undermines
    the state of
    emergency
    • Breaking News:
    Lost Pets!?
  • 21. Ineffective After
    Examples
    • Furthers the idea of us vs. them (Americans outside New Orleans vs. New Orleans residents)
    • 22. Dallas Morning News reports, “most Katrina evacuees will learn to move past their tragedy.”