The new grammar of crisis coverage

Chron.com, the Houston Chronicle’s site, is featuring the same tools to cover Rita that Nola.com used covering Katrina as its delivery is also disrupted: a blog to cover the latest hurricane news; reports from citizens (arranged by Chron blogger Dwight Silverman, according to local blogger Tom Tyler, one of the stormwatchers); staff blogs. These elements are fast becoming standard in crisis coverage.

By the way: Since I visited Houston only a few weeks ago, they’ve been adding even more blogs and more links in them. Bravo.

  • miguel

    not much use for the victims and for affected areas, though. most of them are disconected from any internet resources.

  • http://chron.com Dean Betz

    And we have many more blogs to come, Jeff. Thanks for noticing.