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Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts, and Victoria LaPoe


This book explores the media experiences of the dual disasters to hit the Gulf Coast within five years, Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The disaster journalism is compared and contrasted as the authors explore the media-fed experiences, visuals, and narratives. The Katrina journalists have reluctantly grown into Oil Spill journalists. The book will look at this process of growth from the viewpoints of not only the journalists, but the public, the science community, and through an analysis of the journalists’ own content. This book explores the quality of journalis ... More

Keywords: Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, disaster journalism, crisis media coverage, Gulf Coast

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039720
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039720.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Miller, author

Shearon Roberts, author

Victoria LaPoe, author