Katrina: Better Online?

By Brian 

> FOXNews.com more than doubled its traffic today vs. the previous record day in July 2005. (Earlier: Stats for CNN.com and MSNBC.com…)

“As TV cameras struggled to capture video of the rare Category 5 hurricane, news Web sites and amateur blogs offered snapshots and analysis of Katrina that were arguably better,” Kansas City Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart writes in Tuesday editions.

He continues: “Anyone with Internet access had little reason to turn on the TV, except if they needed to see Fox’s Steve Harrigan, CNN’s Anderson Cooper or The Weather Channel’s Jeff Morrow doing standups in the mother of all rinse cycles.” More…

> Also: CNN’s low-res Citizen Journalist photos could have been “mistaken it for a UFO, or Big Foot at night…”