Databases in Disaster

Number 3192
Subject Disasters
Source Zach Kucharski
Affiliation Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Year 2009
Summary Kucharski details how to report on natural disasters with the assistance of databases. He covered the June 2008 flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "Databases played an important role in our coverage as the community went from a state of shock to rebuilding. We used databases in three main ways: simple searchable databases providing basic community information, as a tool to assist our ongoing reporting and as a stand-alone storytelling tool."
Tags natural disasters; disasters; flooding; databases; computer-assisted reporting; CAR; assessor
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Panelists Zack Kucharski