Covering Hurricanes

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Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's Gulf Coast landfall. To remember the date, Poynter Online will produce a weeklong series of articles, resources and remembrances from journalists who were there. Yesterday, Al Tompkins has created a bank of resources and stories in his daily Al's Morning Meeting column: "Prepping for Disaster: The Lessons … Read More
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Reflections on Disaster

Mike Jacobs reflects on the changes, both physical and mental, that came with Hurricane Katrina. Read More
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Lessons From the Storm

Dropping preconceived notions and taking up new tools to tell new stories. Read More
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A Different Kind of New Orleans Vacation

Fanua J. Borodzicz, who serves as assistant to the dean at Poynter, helped organize the recent Covering Hurricanes conference in New Orleans. When it concluded, she took some vacation time and stuck around New Orleans. Here's her account of what she did and saw: The bright sun streamed through my hotel room facing the Mississippi River this morning on … Read More
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Sense Memories: Recalling the Stories They Told in the Storms

Poynter's Jill Geisler was among a group of Poynter faculty leading a recent conference on Covering Hurricanes co-sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Here's her account of one of the conference sessions in New Orleans: Sandy Davis carries food and water in her car every day.  No matter that the hurricane season is past. The … Read More