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Katrina: “Journalism Seems To Have Recovered Its Reason For Being” –Kurtz

Howard Kurtz is back! He writes in Monday editions:

“Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.”

But there were still “striking flaws” in the coverage: “For the first three days, few journalists mentioned what the pictures made glaringly obvious: that most of the victims of the flooding were poor and black. And in those early days, when reporters were as overwhelmed as anyone by the disaster’s magnitude, they seemed more intent on hopscotching from disaster scenes to news conferences than in challenging the tragically slow government response.” More…

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