Covering Hurricane Irma

Sep 18, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about local news coverage of Hurricane Irma.  I record commentaries for WQCS and write guest columns for Treasure Coast Newspapers, but I can still be objective.  And, objectively speaking, I say both outfits did an outstanding job.  The website for Treasure Coast Newspapers, which are part of the USA Today Network, and the one for WQCS, which is part of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, provided the latest news and public-safety information.  TCPalm.com removed its paywall so that non-subscribers could access its stories.  Links posted at wqcs.org took us to stories under many headings – such as county-by-county hurricane preparations, and cancellations and closings.  Well done!  I’m Paul Janensch.