Monday, December 19, 2005

Mississippi Rising

While much of the post-Katrina focus has been on New Orleans, MSNBC has created an amazing series that reports on the hurricane's aftermath in Mississippi. Currently led by producer James Cheng and correspondent Brock Meeks, "Rising from Ruin" looks at what is happening in two cities along the Gulf Coast, Waveland and Bay St. Louis. So far the rotating teams from MSNBC have reported on lingering unemployment, overdue mortgage payments, the arrival of migrant workers, the use of prison labor, the difficulties of collecting insurance, the challenge of re-opening schools and much more. In addition to the stories, the Web site includes slide shows and fascinating citizen diaries. It's a great example of multi-media story telling.


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