I heard through HAG (eh hem, the Haitian activist grapevine) about a site similar to DH, Koze Ayiti out of the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami. It looks like we have the same basic goal of producing original news and analysis about Haiti. But there’re enough differences to make a potential partnership interesting. I hope this find confirms TFTH’s position that post-earthquake media coverage of Haiti is not only unprecedented, it’s different:
Never have I seen such intensive coverage of a disaster response effort. I am not talking about coverage of the disaster itself – images of crumbled buildings and people weeping for their dead and talking heads going on about numbers. I am talking about coverage of aid agencies and issues in the response.
That’s hot. Problems arise with media coverage too (i.e. so much ignorance you want to slap the reporter) so read the full post to get the gist. But all in all, this supposed development is a great thing for aid and government accountability.