Saturday, September 13

Rock You Like a Hurricane

What's the lesson here? If you're planning to hype hurricane coverage with the words "certain death," do you really want to put your reporter smack dab in the middle of it? Live for the sake of LIVE. At least we have a great YouTube clip.

But Geraldo's didn't make the Splash our friend Lenslinger and pals had covering a hurricane years ago on the North Carolina coast. Still, it seems a bit dangerous to be out there in that situation.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS POST! We had this debate in our newsroom. My argument was that the lower third that reads "certain death" is not the public service. The journalist should do the public a service by leading by example. I saw plenty of coverage outside of the storm area.