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    Katrina Coverage Presentation Katrina Coverage Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Katrina COVERAGE
      PRESENTATION
      BY Megan, elizabeth,
      cindy, jimmy, & glenn
    • Relevant Prior Reporting
      • Accurate/Updated
      information
      • Weather Forecasts
      • Click to View: Forecast Example
      • Explains vulnerability
      of New Orleans
      • Credibility
    • Relevant Prior Reporting
      Example
      • Atlanta Journal “Katrina Storms Ashore” 8/28/ 2005 (One day before Katrina hit).
      • Article touches on key questions that people would want to know.
      • Are people leaving?
      • Can they leave?
      • Are people stranded?
      • Why is there such a sense of fear?
      • Are experts confirming this?
    • Relevant Prior Reporting
      Example
      • In 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency listed the three most serious potential disasters:
      • A terrorist attack on New York City
      • An earthquake in San Francisco
      • A hurricane strike on New Orleans
      • Scientific American published an article by Mark Fischetti titled: "Drowning New Orleans (2001)
      • Eric Berger, science writer for the Houston Chronicle, wrote an article: "KEEPING ITS HEAD ABOVE WATER: New Orleans faces doomsday scenario.” (2001)
      • National Geographic magazine published an article by Joel K. Bourne titled: "Gone With the Water.” (2004)
    • Effective During
      • Proactive (What citizens
      can and should be doing)
      • Credible Sources
      • Factual instead of
      over-dramatic
      • Constantly Updated
    • Effective During
      Example
      • NOLA.com (blog site for New Orleans
      Times-Picayune) saves lives
      • Relief calls were relayed through the blog
      • Lt. General RusselHonore (Commander of
      Relief Efforts) assigned a task-force to
      monitor the NOLA View blog
      • Staff won a Pulitzer Prize for its relief
      efforts
      • Regarded as, “Thesource for news on
      hurricane damage and recovery efforts”
    • Ineffective During
      • Jumps to Conclusions
      • Undermines the state
      of emergency
      • Lack of Context
      • Lack of Credibility
    • Ineffective During
      Example
      • Clearly jumping
      to Conclusions
      • Evident Stereotyping
    • 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
      • Emotional triggering with pictures and
      video clips of the people and the damage
      Click to View: Hurricane Katrina CNN Larry King Live
    • Ineffective After
      • Furthers the idea of us vs.
      them (Americans outside
      New Orleans vs. New
      Orleans residents)
      • Undermines the state of
      emergency
      Photo taken by Thomas Jacobson of the American Red Cross to symbolize the heartbreak and devastation of Hurricane Katrina
    • Ineffective After
      Examples
      • Undermines
      the state of
      emergency
      • Breaking News:
      Lost Pets!?
    • Ineffective After
      Examples
      • Furthers the idea of us vs. them (Americans outside New Orleans vs. New Orleans residents)
      • Dallas Morning News reports, “most Katrina evacuees will learn to move past their tragedy.”