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Journalists in Haiti

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I can't be the only one completely sick of the 'look at me, I'm in Haiti' television reports, especially when the print reporting from there is just stunningly good. The writing, the access, the intensity of the coverage....incredible stuff.

    I know we have a thriving Haiti thread on the News board, but thought it might be worthwhile to showcase some of the work from our colleagues over there.

    From yesterday:


    And this one, which coffeeman posted yesterday:

  2. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I know the AP's Michelle Faul is over there. Never met her, but had some very pleasant phone calls with here in 2001 about a possible job in the Caribbean a few months out of college. Never came through for budgetary reasons. She's done work for some real hot spots. A real journalist.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I read what I thought was a rather ponderous story in today's NYT written by Deborah Sontag.

    It was about the deep religious faith of the Hatians and said faith would help them get through. Also talked about Sunday services all over Port Au Prince in make shift churces.

    Left unsaid that the official religion of Haiti is Catholic. Island is 80% Catholic.

    I am always cynical of the Times. Could reporter be that uninformed or was the Catholic fact left out on purpose?

  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Voodoo is practiced alongside Catholicism by many.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Same as New Orleans.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Same as in my house. 90-10 voodoo, tho.
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Good thread, 21.
    If we are spending $600 billion a year on the wars, we will certainly drop some cash and other support toward Haiti after this quake.
    It's the American way.
    Journalists/media are covering it big in these opening weeks, but I expect it to be placed on the back burner by many outlets sooner than later.
  8. spud

    spud Member

    But by the relentless news cycle go I...
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Haiti isn't large, isn't populous and was never rich. In the long run, rebuilding and improving shouldn't be that hard and the money they'll get from donations should be enough and then some.

    The issue is the immediate suffering and the (lack of) infrastructure to help organize and distribute help. Money alone can't fix that.
  10. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    Please tell me you forgot the sarcasm font.
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    the underappreciated -- outside of joisey -- bob braun has been brilliant in haiti. today's example:

  12. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Emily Troutman is fast becoming one of my favorite reads, even though technically she is a photojournalist. She has a great eye for detail, and really makes the reader feel as if they are by her side.
    I posted her first piece for AOL over on the Haiti thread. Here's her second:

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