I noted in ‘Charlottesville: Race and Terror’ tied for most nominations at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards that “Mass shootings, hurricanes, and Syria dominated the news last year, so it’s no surprise they dominate the nominations and I plan on writing about all the nominees about them.”
I begin with the following video from the Washington Post, which earned a News & Documentary Emmy nomination for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage for its coverage of the 2017 Hurricane Season. Watch When the roads turned to rivers: Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
“People are more resilient than you think,” says a Houston resident. Watch this Washington Post original documentary on how Southeast Texas is dealing with the devastation Harvey left behind.
The other nominees for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage include CNN’s Worldwide Hurricane Coverage, so this category includes two nominees that covered the hurricane season. The rest consist of ABC News: The Las Vegas Massacre and CNN’s coverage of the Fall of Raqqa and the Manchester Concert Attack. As I wrote, mass shootings, hurricanes, and Syria dominated the news, so they’re dominating the news nominations. Since I already embedded a video from The Washington Post, I’m embedding one from CNN: What Hurricane Harvey left behind.
A week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, CNN drove from Corpus Christi to four other cities to see the destruction it left behind.
There is more coverage of Harvey nominated in the next category, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast, where The Weather Channel’s Live Coverage of Hurricane Harvey is nominated alongside “Charlottesville: Race and Terror,” “BBC World News: Fierce Fight for Mosul,” “CBS News: Las Vegas Massacre,” and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Las Vegas Massacre.” I’m pretty sure that “Charlottesville: Race and Terror” has the inside track, but that won’t stop me from embedding Incredible: Dog Rescued on Roof during Harvey from The Weather Channel.
Follow over the jump for coverage of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
For my readers who are wondering about coverage of Hurricane Maria, “Sin Luz: Life Without Power” by The Washington Post earned a nomination for Outstanding New Approaches: Current News. Unfortunately, this video is on Vimeo, not YouTube, so I can’t embed it here. Joining it are “The New York Times: 10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre” plus two more nominees for video journalism from The New York Times, “Escaping Boko Haram” and “How 655,000 Rohingya Muslims Escaped,” and “From Migrants to Refugees: The New Plight of Central Americans” from Univision Noticias Digital.
Univision’s “Primer Impacto: Unidos en el Dolor: Huracán María en Puerto Rico (United in Pain: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico)” and Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora: Un doble golpe (Double Impact)” both earned nominations for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in Spanish. Competing against them are another report from Univision’s Aquí y Ahora, “Terror en Las Vegas (Terror in Las Vegas)” (sometimes the news looks the same in both English and Spanish, even if it sounds different), and two about the Mexican earthquake, “CNN en Español: Terremoto en México (Mexico Earthquake),” and “Noticiero Telemundo: Terremoto en México (Earthquake in Mexico).” Since it covers both Hurricane Maria and the earthquake, I am sharing Aquí y Ahora: Doble Golpe | Promo | Univision.
Next, Las primeras imágenes que se conocen de los daños causados por el huracán María en Puerto Rico (The first images that are known of the damages caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico).
El periodista de Univision Galo Arellano muestra desde San Juan que algunas, construidas con madera, sufrieron daños en los techos y paredes. (Univision reporter Galo Arellano shows from San Juan that some [structures], built with wood, suffered damage to the ceilings and walls.)
That’s a different perspective than I’ve taken on the disaster, as I’ve looked at it through the lenses of Puerto Rico Statehood and last year’s flu epidemic. It’s about time I examined the damage itself, instead of its secondary effects.
The final nomination for coverage of last year’s hurricanes honors WJXT-TV’s Hurricane Damage (Jacksonville, FL) from Hurricane Irma, thus completing the trio of major storms that made landfall in the U.S. Competing against it for Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot News is another nominee that covered severe weather, WLS-TV’s “ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4pm” (Chicago, IL) on “Deadly Tornadoes,” along with reports from WJZY-TV’s FOX46 10 p.m. & Digital Coverage (Charlotte, NC) on the Charlotte Protest, WPLG-TV’s “Local 10 News at 11:00” (Miami, FL) on the Attack at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (another mass shooting to cover), and KTAZ-TV’s “Noticiero Telemundo Arizona” (Phoenix, AZ) on Black Lives Matter Protest Crew Pepper Sprayed. Since today’s entry is about hurricanes, I conclude today’s entry with WJXT Irma Montage.