Katrina – and the radio waves.

On a thoroughly dark day for journalism – in which two US journalists were apparently shot dead by one of their own disgruntled colleagues, it’s easy to see why our profession has something of “a reputation” – and all too often, the wrong reputation.

However, it’s worth reminding ourselves – and the rest of society – why we do this. And I cannot begin to explain it any better than BBC correspondent Rajini Vaydianathan.


In a beautifully crafted multi media magazine article, she tells the story of the journalists, engineers and programmers who worked through Hurricane Katrina as it hit New Orleans ten years ago.

I will say no more, other than I urge you to stick with it until the last piece of audio.

This is why we “do” radio.

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