Yesterday, in the Blogging Academy brownbag and podcast, we talked about Citizen Journalism, and how you can get news, information, stories, and photos about current events from the internet that you otherwise wouldn’t see through traditional media. In that spirit, I want to share some links to some sources of information that have been keeping me up to date on the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the aftermath (especially the flooding in New Orelans):
- Wikipedia – Hurricane Katrina. The most complete, comprehensive, and up-to-date place for facts on the event that I’ve seen, hands down.
- Technorati – Katrina. News, blog posts, links, and photos, all tagged as relevant to the disaster.
- Flickr – Photos tagged with katrina. Amazing photos (and the stories that go along with them) submitted by people from all over the affected area.
- ArsTechnica OpenForum Thread – Hurricane Katrina upgraded to cat 5 and getting stronger. I’ve been a member of the ArsTechnica community for a long time, and it’s hard to beat their collective info gathering and linking skills for a breaking event like this.
- Metroblogging New Orelans. First hand blog accounts by New Orleans bloggers.
There are tons of other first hand and other useful accounts out there – most are just a search away. These are some of the most useful ones I’ve found. If you know of another good resource, feel free to post a comment. I may eventually move this my wiki if warranted.