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  • 1. Katrina COVERAGE
    PRESENTATION
    BY Megan, elizabeth,
    cindy, jimmy, & glenn
  • 2. Relevant Prior Reporting
    • Accurate/Updated
    information
    • Weather Forecasts Click to View: Forecast Example
    • 3. Explains vulnerability
    of New Orleans
    • Credibility
  • Relevant Prior Reporting
    Example
    • Atlanta Journal “Katrina Storms Ashore” 8/28/ 2005 (One day before Katrina hit).
    • 4. Article touches on key questions that people would want to know.
    • 5. Are people leaving?
    • 6. Can they leave?
    • 7. Are people stranded?
    • 8. Why is there such a sense of fear?
    • 9. Are experts confirming this?
  • Relevant Prior Reporting
    Example
    • In 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency listed the three most serious potential disasters:
    • 10. A terrorist attack on New York City
    • 11. An earthquake in San Francisco
    • 12. A hurricane strike on New Orleans
    • 13. Scientific American published an article by Mark Fischetti titled: "Drowning New Orleans (2001)
    • 14. Eric Berger, science writer for the Houston Chronicle, wrote an article: "KEEPING ITS HEAD ABOVE WATER: New Orleans faces doomsday scenario.” (2001)
    • 15. 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
    • 16. 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
    • 17. 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, “The source for news on
    hurricane damage and recovery efforts”
  • 18. Ineffective During
    • Jumps to Conclusions
    • 19. Undermines the state
    of emergency
    • Lack of Context
    • 20. 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
  • 21. Ineffective After
    • Furthers the idea of us vs.
    them (Americans outside
    New Orleans vs. New
    Orleans residents)
    • Undermines the state of
    emergency
  • 22. 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)
    • 23. Dallas Morning News reports, “most Katrina evacuees will learn to move past their tragedy.”