Chris Essig

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25 news organizations and their coverage of the Haiti tragedy

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By now, we’ve all heard about the terrible tragedy that unfolded on Tuesday in the country of Haiti. As of now, death toll estimates are reaching 50,000, which is absolutely horrific. As expected, news organizations across the country have been diligently working to cover this calamity. A variety of angles have been used to cover this monumental story; the Chicago Tribune, for instance, focused on Chicago residents with family members in Haiti, while CBS focused on the U.S. response. Some simply called a cry for help.

Last night, I was browsing the Internet, reading various articles on the earthquakes, and decided to capture some screen shots from the news sites. I captured 25 in all. Here is a quick slideshow I put together so you can compare and contrast the coverage:

[NOTE: Click here to view a larger version of the slideshow]

Vodpod videos no longer available.

How to help:

– Text “HAITI” to “90999 and a donation of $10 will be given to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

– Visit the Huffington Post’s page by clicking here.

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Written by csessig

January 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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