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Katrina 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 information
  3. 3. Weather Forecasts
  4. 4. Explains vulnerability of New Orleans
  5. 5. Credibility </li></li></ul><li>Explains vulnerability of New Orleans <br /><ul><li>In 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency listed the three most serious potential disasters:
  6. 6. A terrorist attack on New York City
  7. 7. An earthquake in San Francisco
  8. 8. A hurricane strike on New Orleans
  9. 9. Scientific American published an article by Mark Fischetti titled: "Drowning New Orleans (2001)
  10. 10. Eric Berger, science writer for the Houston Chronicle, wrote an article: "KEEPING ITS HEAD ABOVE WATER: New Orleans faces doomsday scenario.” (2001)
  11. 11. National Geographic magazine published an article by Joel K. Bourne titled: "Gone With the Water.” (2004)</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).
  12. 12. Article touches on key questions that people would want to know.
  13. 13. Are people leaving?
  14. 14. Can they leave?
  15. 15. Are people stranded?
  16. 16. Why is there such a sense of fear?
  17. 17. Are experts confirming this?</li></li></ul><li>Effective During<br /><ul><li>Proactive (What citizens can and should be doing)
  18. 18. Credible Sources
  19. 19. Factual instead of dramatized
  20. 20. Constantly Updated</li></li></ul><li>Ineffective During<br /><ul><li> Jumps to Conclusions
  21. 21. Undermines the state of emergency
  22. 22. Lack of Context
  23. 23. Lack of credibility</li></li></ul><li>Ineffective During<br />Example<br /><ul><li> Clearly jumping to conclusions</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, Salvation Army, National Next of Kin Registry<br /><ul><li>Details of what people are forgetting to help with. Ex) hearing aid batteries
  24. 24. Emotional triggering with pictures and video clips of the people and the damage</li></ul><br />
  25. 25. 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 />
  26. 26. 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 />
  27. 27. Ineffective After<br />Examples<br /><ul><li> Furthers the idea of us vs. them (Americans outside New Orleans vs. New Orleans residents)
  28. 28. Dallas Morning News reports, “most Katrina evacuees will learn to move past their tragedy.”</li>