How Reuters journalists are covering Hurricane Harvey
A Reuters story looks at how some of its reporters and editors are covering Hurricane Harvey.
The story states, “The economic side of the story was covered from New York and locally. The storm and its massive flooding knocked out 11 percent of U.S. refining capacity and a quarter of oil production from the Gulf of Mexico. It closed ports all along the Texas coast.
“Two days before Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, our reporters and editors were planning coverage using an interactive map that showed the refineries, platforms, pipelines and oil fields in the storm’s path. That high-tech cheat sheet helped our team determine reporters should be sent to Corpus Christi because the facilities there were most likely to be shuttered.
“That data-driven reporting helps to shape our coverage of the changing situation. On Monday Reuters reporter Erwin Seba broke news that Motiva Enterprises’ Port Arthur refinery, which is the largest in the United States and situated east of the affected area, was considering shutting down. The news helped push gas prices to a two-year high.”
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