How social media helps, and complicates, disaster coverage



When Chelsea Brasted covered Hurricane Harvey for The Times-Picayune, social media shaped the way she reported. “It feels like more ways to do your job better,” said Brasted, now a freelance reporter based in New Orleans. Brasted has covered Harvey and many Louisiana floods in her time as a city columnist.

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