Monday, September 1, 2008

Want to know what's happening in New Orleans? Read Roy Bragg's blogs

With a son who goes to Lamar University in Beaumont, and my grandmother's relatives who live in New Orleans, I have found that the national media coverage for Gustav has been self-serving. As I was listening to the XM-radio feed of Fox News, one announcer asked folks to send their best photos and video of people waiting to get supplies at the local Wal-Mart. CNN was a little better but was the typical reporter with the windbreaker and complaining about the rain drops. However, the best coverage of the storm came from Roy Braggs and his blog. Instead of seeing a CNN reporter lose his hat to the winds of the hurricane, Roy provided us with an insight into those impacted by the storm. Here's hoping that when it comes to selecting people for awards for media coverage in a crisis that the folks at the Express-News nominate Roy for his work on Gustav.

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