Date of Award

5-22-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

Communications

Department

Drama and Communications

Major Professor

Hajjar, Wendy

Second Advisor

Wyatt, Ken

Abstract

This thesis is about the relationship between Hurricane Katrina and the television news industry. My goal was to record the experiences of my fellow co-workers at WWL-TV, which was the only local television station to remain on the air throughout the hurricane. I also wanted to perform a review of the news industry up until the point of the storm, in order to analyze any affects the hurricane may have had on news coverage in general.

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The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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