Images and Data

I appreciated the combined use of images and data that the Miami Herald article used to present their argument. The opening image was especially poignant to support the later data about the percentage of "uninhabitable" homes within different subdivisions. The use of such aerial images and statistics further bolstered the journalists' arguments when confronting possible differing viewpoints, especially when discussing wind data. The combination of on-the-ground inhabiltability analysis, aerial imagery, and wind data (as variable as it was) provided a more convincing rebuttal for those who would claim that wind gusts were the culprit of the destruction. A presentation of their findings might have been too dense to counteract critics within the public sphere, which was probably the purpose for the news article in the first place, if there had only been a textual presentation of the facts.

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