Here’s what the judges had to say:
My World’s on Fire covers disasters at a local level but with an eye to the global picture that is both informative and gripping. A series on climate migration forced by extreme storms and flooding across the southern US focused on the particular challenges of low-resource communities. A story on a FEMA program dug into the difficulties of a small community in Three Forks, Montana complying with the complicated requirements of the funding application. Newsletters offer a chance for journalists to develop a personal voice, freed from some of the restrictions and conventions of more traditional formats. Hagerty strikes the right note, with a voice that is distinctive and engaging.
I am amazed to be in such good company with the other finalists, so I decided to share a few of the disaster-related works that I found particularly interesting and informative with you this week.
That’s right – we’re doing a links round-up.
I also included a few resources I’ve recently come across that I think do a great job of breaking down some basic disaster and climate terminology. These are great to save in case you come across a confusing policies or article in the future.
Now, let’s get into the links: