Aftermath: Media “Rose To The Occasion”

By Brian 

“Reporters covering Hurricane Katrina on the scene showed their human — and often angry and frustrated — face as they questioned the slow response over the weekend,” Peter Johnson says.

He quotes Fordham University communications professor Paul Levinson: “The media rose to the occasion, shone their light on the desolation and the needy, and kept it focused there until the cavalry finally began to arrive.”

> Great quote: In Katrina, CNN “learned from Jon Stewart how to use simple juxtaposition to make a point,” says New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen. “Clip of a federal official explaining how no one anticipated the strength of the storm. Clip from the Weather Channel proving plenty of people did.”