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:
- Bob Marshall, environmental reporter for The Lens
- Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, news applications developers at ProPublica
- Ryan Lambert, fishing guide
- Earl Armstrong, cattle rancher
This story was updated after the event.