Big news hit Texas a few times this year. At the end of August, it was a hurricane. In October, it was a mass shooting.
KERA, Dallas’ public radio station, covered both. And with both, it worked with NPR. But the second time was pretty different from the first.
With Hurricane Harvey, people in the national and local newsrooms got to know each other. They learned whom to contact, how to communicate and what each could bring to the coverage.