As a Floridian, I am use to storms.
As twisted as it sounds, tropical
storms and hurricanes carry nostalgia for my childhood with them. At
6-months-old, I slept through Hurricane Andrew. I went through the 2005
storm season without any shutters on my house. Hurricane Wilma left me
without power and school for two weeks. This past summer I got to wade
in Tropical Storm Debby's flood water for three days for the Tampa Bay
Times. It was brilliant.
This is not anything new or frightening
for me. I have also always seen the power of journalism in a time of
need. The Miami Herald won an award for community service with their
Hurricane Andrew coverage. I remember seeing their print editions even
during storms and listening/watching local broadcast coverage during
storms on battery powered TVs.
But I was interested to see how The
New York Times would hold up. While they are one of the most prestigious
publications in the world, they are not accustomed to hurricanes. Storms are a beast of their own. Even
with this, I was pleased to see the continuation of powerful multimedia in storm coverage,
predominately through photo slideshows.
This piece on power outages in public housing captured my attention as a new angle than most outlets looking at damage along the New Jersey shoreline:
Graphics and interactive features on the storm may also be found here: