Jane Daugherty

About Jane Daugherty

Jane Daugherty, a 1984 Nieman Fellow, is a four-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for coverage of the disadvantaged. She covered the impact of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma for the Palm Beach Post and then served on the faculty of Florida International University’s School of Journalism as associate professor. She is now a doctoral fellow at the University of Miami.

Remembering Those Who Are Usually Forgotten

By Reporting on Gaps That Katrina Revealed March 15, 2006

The unfortunate reality is that American journalists do not systematically or analytically cover the plight of the poor, the marginalized, the isolated, or the powerless. When we put together elaborate hurricane coverage plans, organize medical beats, determine Iraq war coverage, or decide on approaches to stories about globalization of the economy, our focus generally is on implications for the affluent and what "experts" have to say, while keeping a watchful eye on breaking news. Read more