Thursday, September 27, 2018

Coverage of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Awards

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 made a down payment on nominated hurricane coverage in Hurricane Harvey: Student Sustainability Video Festival 78, which included a video report from The Washington Post, which earned a News & Documentary Emmy nomination for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage for its coverage of the 2017 Hurricane Season.  It's time to pay the balance on my promise regarding coverage of hurricanes and other severe weather from last year.

The 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, to match the footage of Harvey the Cooper's Hawk in last month's entry.

For my readers who are wondering about coverage of Hurricane Maria, 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'ved 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, only the second time I've mentioned Hurricane Irma on this blog; the first was merely in passing.

This reminds me that I have only mentioned Hurricane Florence once.  I'll see if I can get around to examining the damage.  If not, I'm sure I'll be posting about its coverage when I write about next year's News and Documentary Emmy nominees.  In the meantime, stay tuned for more about this year's nominees.

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