Views Preview: Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas

Aug 29, 2017

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Reporters are stepping up to cover Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in ways we haven’t seen in more than a decade. This week, a look at some of the personal stories, the changes in technology and what’s still to come in the reporting from south Texas. 

Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “Networks, newspapers out in full force as Hurricane Harvey soaks Texas

Karen K. Ho, Columbia Journalism Review: “A Texas newsroom predicted a disaster. Now it’s close to coming true

Clifford Krauss, New York Times: “A reporter’s tale in Houston: When a story becomes your own disaster

Justin Miller, Daily Beast: “Watch: Houston TV crew saves truck driver’s life

Kristen Hare, Poynter: “As Houston floods, this independent journalist is delivering the news to hundreds of thousands of people

James Warren, Vanity Fair: “How Silicon Valley has changed hurricane coverage

Al Thompkins, Poynter: “As the water rose, this Houston TV station fought to stay on-air

Brian Stelter, CNN: “How social media is helping Houston deal with Harvey floods

Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post: “No, the shark picture isn’t real: A running list of Harvey’s viral hoaxes

Brian Klaas, The Hill: “Journalists are heroes in Houston, deserve Trump apology

THE NEW(S) FOMO

Nick Stockton, Wired: “The giant tech panic: Breaking news addiction

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ESPN REASSIGNS LEE

Marc Tracy, New York Times: “ESPN pulls a broadcaster, Robert Lee, and encounters a storm

Matthew Haag, New York Times: “ESPN pulls announcer Robert Lee from Virginia game because of his name

Phil Mushnick, NY Post: “ESPN has become equal parts absurd and hypocritical

Herman Wong, Washington Post: “ESPN president: Robert Lee was taken off U-Va. broadcast with ‘good intentions’

Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated: “ESPN’s Robert Lee decision was made out of fear of negative press

Justin Baragona, Mediaite: “Fox Sports’ Clay Travis: Robert Lee fiasco shows ‘ESPN has become a far left-wing network’

Andrew Joseph, USA Today: “Clay Travis escalates feud with ESPN in a fiery Fox News segment about Robert Lee at Virginia

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter: “Robert E. Lee and the legacy of an inconvenient name

CONSIDERING A NAME CHANGE

Deborah Kendrick, KMIZ: “Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School Board, parents discussing process to change name

Kyle Lahucik, Columbia Missourian: “Lee elementary considers name change, officials say, as Confederate statues come down across country

Mackenzie Huck, KOMU: “Lee Elementary faces possible name change

Megan Favignano, Columbia Daily Tribune: “Columbia’s Civil War past lives on

BESTSELLER… NOT SO MUCH

Alison Flood, The Guardian: “New York Times pulls YA novel from bestseller list after reports of fake sales

Kayleigh Donaldson, Pajiba: “Did this book buy its way onto the New York Times Bestseller list?

NPR: “The brief, tumultuous reign of an erstwhile best-seller

Pamela Paul, New York Times: “About the best sellers

Rachel Deahl, Publishers Weekly: “The YA bestseller brought down by the YA community

BREAKING UP THE BAND

Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune: “Chuck E. Cheese’s breaking up the (animatronic) band

Barry Gordemer, NPR: “Say goodbye to the Pizza Time Players: Chuck E. Cheese retires its band

Andy Cush, Spin: “Chuck E. Cheese is breaking up its beloved, horrifying animatronic band