Media and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Lost and Found [NOOK Book]

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Hurricane Katrina, striking the gulf coast areas of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on Aug. 29, 2005, has been termed the worst natural disaster in modern U.S. history. Although the impact has certainly been felt in political, economic, and social terms, the impact on the media and the impact of media coverage have largely been ignored. This book tells the stories of the reporters, newspapers, and broadcast stations that were most affected ...

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Overview

Hurricane Katrina, striking the gulf coast areas of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on Aug. 29, 2005, has been termed the worst natural disaster in modern U.S. history. Although the impact has certainly been felt in political, economic, and social terms, the impact on the media and the impact of media coverage have largely been ignored. This book tells the stories of the reporters, newspapers, and broadcast stations that were most affected by Katrina and that were honored for their coverage and their struggles to cover the aftermath.

About the Author:
Judith Sylvester is an Associate Professor at the Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230263925
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 941 KB

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Newspaper Section Introduction     1
Jim Amoss, Editor, Times-Picayune     1
James O'Byrne, Features Editor, Times-Picayune     8
Doug MacCash, Art Critic, Times-Picayune     22
Mark Schleifstein, Staff Writer, Times-Picayune     25
Linda Lightfoot, Managing Editor Emeritus, The Advocate     32
Stan Tiner, Executive Editor, Biloxi Sun Herald     35
Dennis Spears, Night Editor, American Press     47
Leslie Eaton, Business Reporter, New York Times     57
Karen Brooks, Reporter, Dallas Morning News     61
Photographers     67
Irwin Thompson, Photo Editor and News Photographer, Dallas Morning News     68
Michael Ainsworth, Staff Photographer, Dallas Morning News     72
Tom Fox, Staff Photographer, Dallas Morning News     77
Melanie Burford, Staff Photographer, Dallas Morning News     79
Eric Gay, Photographer, Associated Press     81
David Rae Morris, Freelance Photographer     86
Lori Waselchuk, Freelance Photographer     90
Broadcasting     93
Garland Robinette, Talk Show Host, WWL-Radio     93
David Vincent, News Director, WLOX-TV     101
Phil Archer, Reporter, KPRC-TV     107
Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News     110
Frieda Williamson Morris, Southeast Bureau Chief, NBC News     118
Jack Womack, Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration, CNN/U.S.     121
Susan Roesgen, Anchor/Reporter, WGNO-TV, CNN     128
Gary Tuchman, National Correspondent, CNN     136
David Mattingly, National Correspondent, CNN     142
Tracy Smith, Correspondent, CBS News     150
Harry Smith, Anchor, CBS News Early Show     156
Cami McCormick, Correspondent, CBS News     159
Russell D. Lewis, Southern Bureau Chief, NPR     167
John Burnett, Correspondent, National Desk, NPR     169
Greg Allen, Correspondent, NPR     176
Scott Horsley, Correspondent, NPR     181
Media Support     185
The Manship School of Mass Communication and Belo Corp.     185
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma     192
Mission Possible     192
Sources and the Media     197
Max Mayfield, Director Emeritus, National Hurricane Center     197
Ivor Van Heerden, Director, Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes, LSU Hurricane Center     199
Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, Commanding General, First United States Army     201
Sean Reilly, State and Local Legislature Task Force, Louisiana Recovery Authority     205
The Final Chapter     211
Appendix     215
NWS Katrina Bulletin     215
Notes     217
Index     223

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