One Big Thing: Have you followed local news on the winter storm in Texas?
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Last week, many cities and towns in Texas were hit with an unprecedented winter storm which left millions without water or electricity. While the entire state scrambled to recover from the damage, local TV, radio and newspapers worked tirelessly to provide crucial information to their communities. While many Texan new outlets have experience covering natural disasters from hurricanes to tornados, this storm caused a major disruption in utility services, thus making the job or disseminating news ever more difficult. Elsewhere, relatives and friends of those experiencing storm-related outages in Texas were forced to rely on local news sources to keep up with the latest headlines. Many of these news outlets saw major spikes in their readership as people from all parts of the U.S. tried to get the latest news on the record setting storm. Read more HERE.
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