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Poynter Online - Al's Morning Meeting - NPR's Andy Carvin on the Role of Social Media in Gustav Coverage
"If you treat them as an audience -- treat them passively -- don't expect to get much more from them than letters to the editor. But the public can act as your bookers, your fixers, your librarians, your engineers and even your producers if you can give them a vision of what you want to accomplish together and the space they need to go do it."
media  journalism  socialnetworking  hurricane  twitter  npr  wiki  social  public  blogging  internet  library 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
With Regrets, New Orleans Is Left Behind - New York Times
“It’s not New Orleans to me. And I find myself asking, Where are all the people? I see all the empty houses, and I knew once there was people in all those houses. Where are the people, you know? Where are the people? [...]"
neworleans  louisiana  identity  usa  hurricane  katrina  social  public  memory  black  poverty 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
33 1/3: A Céline Update
"She is condemned to a kind of pidgin otherness that gains her little in empathy or exotic allure because few know how to place it within standard North American racial and ethnic matrices."
canada  identity  feminism  language  music  politics  neworleans  katrina  hurricane 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Al Gore Has Big Plans
"The central challenge is to expand the limits of what's now considered politically possible. The outer boundary of what's considered plausible today still falls far short of the near boundary of what would actually solve the crisis."
environment  politics  democrats  2008  katrina  hurricane  cinema  law 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Facing South: Racism plagues N.O. area rental housing market
"In other words, in nearly six out of every 10 transactions, African-American testers with the same jobs, credit, career paths, income, family types and rental histories as white testers were treated less favorably by landlords."
housing  neworleans  hurricane  katrina  realestate  louisiana  demography  discrimination  capitalism 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
State: Gingrich comes out against national disaster insurance
"If people build in high-risk areas, and you know it's a high-risk area, there should be some way to internalize that risk in your insurance costs. That's probably very unpopular with people who would like a free ride."
gingrich  republicans  gop  florida  louisiana  disaster  insurance  hurricane  earthquake 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NoLa T-P: Hell And Back
"I changed the message on my phone to say: 'This is Chris Rose. I am emotionally unavailable at the moment. Please leave a message.' "
neworleans  louisiana  hurricane  katrina  depression  health  journalism  media 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Warning on flood-damaged used vehicles
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cars  flood  katrina  hurricane  dmv  california  used  insurance 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Gulf Coast: A Vision to Revive, Not Repeat
"The cities now run one into the next. You don't realize when you pass from Gulfport into Biloxi, yet they are distinct cultures."
cities  katrina  hurricane  usa  marketing 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Some Defiant, Others Give Up On Return to New Orleans
"I've lived long enough to know that life is a wave; you move up and down. When you are down, you have to muster the wherewithal to face it."
neworleans  hurricane  katrina  rita  philosophy 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans
"For military officials who flew rescue missions around the city, the reports that people were shooting at helicopters turned out to be mistaken. 'We investigated one incident and it turned out to have been shooting on the ground, not at the helicopter.'"
hurricane  katrina  crime  neworleans 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy
"[Y]ou can imprecisely state the nature of the disaster. … Then you draw attention away from the real story, the magnitude of the destruction, and you kind of undermine the media's credibility."
hurricane  katrina  rita  media  journalism  newspapers  television  radio  social  poverty 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: The Red Cross money pit
"Americans ought to give a much larger share of their generous charity to community foundations, grass-roots nonprofit groups based in the affected communities and a large number of international 'brand name' relief agencies with decades of expertise in r
hurricane  katrina  rita  usa 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
CHE: 9/23/2005: Carlin Romano's "New Orleans and the Probability Blues"
"Probability theory and risk analysis may not be the jazziest topics to wrestle with in Katrina's wake, but more should try. And not just in regard to the Gulf Coast."
neworleans  hurricane  katrina  cities  politics  psychology  futurism  urban  sustainable 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
AJR: Brian Thevenot's "Apocalypse in New Orleans"
"All I know is that few if any newspapers in history faced what the Times-Picayune did just to publish in the days after Katrina hit Monday, August 29."
neworleans  newspapers  journalism  media  cities  hurricane 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Fatal Incuriosity
"It took a virtual intervention of his top aides to make W. watch the news about the worst natural disaster in a century. Dan Bartlett made a DVD of newscasts on the hurricane to show the president on Friday morning as he flew down to the Gulf Coast."
bush  katrina  usa  hurricane  politics  republicans 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
VV: My Flood of Tears by Anya Kamenetz
“You want to know what I think? Now it APPEARS, we are all SEParate from each OTHer. But that’s an ilLUsion. That’s just time, messing with you. It’s just a sign of how FEARfully we are made.”
race  identity  time  katrina  hurricane  neworleans  spirituality 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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