Andrea Pitzer is editor of Nieman Storyboard, a project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Like the housing collapse or the recent Gulf oil spill, some crises are complex, difficult to warn of, and don’t cleanly fit traditional media frames. They are slow-moving crises.
Like the Gulf oil spill, some crises slow moving. The media struggle to rhetorically or technologically cover these simmering, rather than boiling, dramas.
What new media tools and strategies can be used to help everyone better prepare for the unique communications challenges of slow-moving crises?