Tuesday night, Lens and ProPublica journalists described how they reported their groundbreaking project “Losing Ground,” an interactive presentation that shows how much of coastal Louisiana has disappeared over the last 80 years.

They discussed why they decided to report this now, how they picked areas to focus on and how they combined traditional written storytelling with satellite imagery and audio to create an immersive experience.

Two people featured in the story also spoke about what it was like to witness the loss of their communities over the years.

On the panel:


This story was updated after the event.

Steve Myers

Steve Myers was editor of The Lens. Before joining the staff in 2012, Myers was managing editor of Poynter Online, the preeminent source of news and training about the journalism industry. At Poynter,...