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Stations Break Major News During Duck Boat Disaster

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/4/2018

Local broadcasters struck a delicate balance between breaking major news and remaining sensitive to a tragedy, as a duck boat sank in Branson, Mo., on July 19. The accident left 17 people dead, including 10 members of one family. RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley delved into how stations covered the tragedy and how stationís emergency plans aided decision making in this article.

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