Running through the coverage of Katrina, like an electric current, was outrage. It is an emotion that stands out in television coverage because it is rare. Most reporters shy away from letting their emotions show.
Resources for Disaster
Coverage of any disaster, whether it is man-made or natural, can be a difficult venture for a newsroom. While it has been particularly devastating, Hurricane Katrina is similar to other disasters in that it caused death and destruction—and grief for many people.
The tsunami that wreaked utmost tragedy on parts of southern Asia has become one of the most overwhelming stories in the history of journalism. The scale of death and destruction has shocked even those who had covered man-made and natural disasters before Dec. 26.