Fargo Paper Covers Flood Online

wildriceNewspaper lore is full of stirring stories of journalists rallying to cover a large story that consumes their town or city. And increasingly that coverage is going online. So it is with the The Forum of Fargo, which is up to its eyeballs in flood water. According to a story in Editor & Publisher, the paper has mobilized most of its staff to cover the flood and taken their web coverage to 24 hours. Reporters are working 12-hour shifts covering the story, then going out to help with sandbagging. Blog-like posts with information about the latest developments are going up on the site as they come in. Never do news organizations seem more important than in moments like these.

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