On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina decimated every mile of Mississippi's inland coastline. Hundreds
were killed, tens of thousands were left homeless and more than one million were affected by the storm in Mississippi.
Hurricane Katrina and the stunning lack of journalistic integrity: "...to national media, New Orleans is THE story - to the extent that if the Mississippi Coast is mentioned at all it is often in an add-on paragraph that mentions "and the Gulf Coast" or "and Mississippi and Alabama..." "So, why does that matter?
It matters first as it relates to journalism's obligations to cover human beings whose conditions are as dire as those that exist here..."
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