TV hurricane coverage failed my family

Disaster coverage tends to focus on destruction and damage, but as Adam Ragusea notes, “in a situation like (Hurricane) Irma, the fact that some buildings appear relatively unscathed is just as newsworthy as the destruction of others—at least, if one of those buildings is your home.”

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Adam Ragusea is a journalist in residence and visiting assistant professor at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and host of’s podcast The Pub.


(Photo: Florida Army National Guardsmen use heavy equipment to clear the street of tree branches and debris in Key West, Fla., Sept. 14, 2017. Army National Guard photo by David Sterphone)

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