Analysis: NICAR

RESOURCE FLOOD DATABASE:

I chose the "Resources for covering floods" on the nicar.org website. They started out with the Red River Valley in North Dakota and moved to other places such as Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They used a lot of what they called "databases" and "tipsheets" that monitored before, during and after the disastrous floods. They also monitored the monetary angle of what these floods were doing and what types of storms were causing these floods. The skills that the reporters needed were things like excel sheets. What was nice about the resources was that after each highlighted blue tip sheet or inventory sheet it had a summary of what it was and described what that specific database provided. The most interesting thing I found at this website was that our own School of Journalism Professor, Nora Paul, actually did a piece on how to actually cultivate sources on the Internet when covering a disaster!

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