Reporting on Hurricanes

It may the consequence of too many hurricanes in one season or too much time staring at the news channels. Or maybe it was just one of those times when Geraldo Rivera pushed me over the edge. Is there anyone else out there who is sick of watching stand-up reporters shouting into their microphones as they hang practically horizontal on the light posts to tell us that yes, indeed, the wind is blowing very hard at (fill in Florida destination) Beach in the middle of a hurricane. When Geraldo decided it was another cool way to look daring, I was finished.

The weather services have come a long way with color satellite photos of hurricanes and other weather systems. Television news needs to find a new way to show us that there is a lot of wind and rain in the center of a hurricane.

–jwpj
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About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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