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Katrina Halts Reporting, Forces Media To Improvise

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

Katrina has stopped the press.

Media outlets have been forced to improvise, after offices and production systems were devastated by the storm. Unable to print physical copies of the newspaper, the Times-Picayune of New Orleans instead, posted full-color scans of news pages on its web site. The page one headline read, "CATASTROPHIC.''

Tuesday morning, a note posted on the Times-Picayune's web site drove home the personal danger of staying behind to report the story: the paper said it was evacuating its New Orleans building.

The Sun Herald of Gulfport, Mississippi, relied on a team of editors and page designers in Columbus, Georgia, to print about 20,000 copies of Tuesday's edition.

Source: AP, All Rights Reserved.

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