Katrina's Aftermath

September 2007
Nieman Reports;Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p4
The article documents the media coverage of the events during the Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. Ted Jackson of Times-Picayune included in his photo essay a picture of family members clinging to the columns of their porch as water rose around them. Features editor James O'Byrne said that the publication does not have the capacity to cover 100,000 people who experienced tragic heartbreak that extends over 21 months. Reporter John Pope said that the reporters' personal lives and the stresses that their circumstances pose intersect with stories that they need to tell.


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