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    When local journalists come under attack

    A note from Kristen: Almost two weeks ago, the city of Annapolis lost five people in an attack on the Capital Gazette.

    Along with horror, grief and anger, one of the things I think a lot of us felt as we learned more was dread. If you've been threatened for doing your job, and a lot of us have, what happened in Maryland brought that terror right back to the surface. 

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    When the newsroom has to evacuate

    To stay or not to stay is the unavoidable question for Florida businesses, with a complicating reality for media: They have to continue to operate to do what they do and cover Hurricane Irma.

    What to do?

    The Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald were studies in contrast due to differing evaluations of the sturdiness of their primary headquarters.

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    Kerry Sanders, master of TV disaster, recounts a storm-tossed career

    After a career spent leaning into BB-gun raindrops and tree-snapping winds, Kerry Sanders is getting ready for another harrowing close-up.

    Sanders, a correspondent for NBC News, has covered more than 60 hurricanes in his decades-long career, which has taken him to New Orleans during Katrina, the front lines of Desert Storm and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Now, as Category 4 Hurricane Irma prepares to wallop South Florida, Sanders is bracing to cover the storm after just having witnessed the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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    To journalists covering wars and disasters: 'Thank you for your service'

    Last weekend in Valdosta, Georgia I found myself in the rest room of a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Next to me at the sink was a Georgia State Trooper, uniformed, armed, and armored, a massive man with a short blond military haircut. We got to chatting. “Thank you for your service,” I said, resorting to the greeting made popular for first responders after 9/11.

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    ‘Bring pencils’ and 49 other things hurricane pros know

    Editor's note: Martin Merzer spent 29 years at the Miami Herald. He held a variety of roles there, including senior writer in charge of hurricane coverage. Over the years, he sent this note out to the staff in advance of hurricanes, including the devastating barrage of storms that wracked Florida in 2004 and 2005. It is republished here with his permission.

 
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