So, Hurricane Irene becomes Tropical Storm Irene and doesn’t do her anticipated damage – at least not in the major media markets. First, I want to note that if you think Irene was a dud, there are millions without power and thousands dealing with flooding who would beg to differ. But that’s not what I am actually posting about today. I am about to defend the media (a little) and challenge you to make a difference.
First, a little secret. At most news organizations (and I won’t say all – but I will say at every one I have worked at), the folks you love to be mad at when a storm doesn’t live up to your expectations would like nothing more than in fact to give you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth… [Read more…]