The Changing Roles and Responses of Reporters

Magandy, Kate
September 2007
Nieman Reports;Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p42
The article looks at how journalists covered Hurricane Katrina and how the natural disaster changed the land it devastated as well as their personal and professional lives. It explains that the natural disaster has improved the way journalists practice their profession. It says that two years after Hurricane Katrina the people in the Gulf Coast region, such as Louisiana and Mississippi are still rebuilding their homes and lives. Journalists are now focused on reporting progress in the aftermath of the devastation. It points out that Hurricane Katrina's aftermath will remain a big story for journalists years after the houses and communities are rebuilt.


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