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Katrina Coverage Presentation

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