Bernie Cook ’86 Analyzes “How We – and the Media – Viewed Katrina”

Posted August 29, 2015 / Last updated September 14, 2015

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Bernie Cook '86

Bernie Cook ’86

Class of 1986 alumnus Bernie Cook takes a look at Hurricane Katrina in his book “Flood of Images: Media, Memory, and Hurricane Katrina” and in an upcoming symposium at Georgetown University where he is an Associate Dean.

Cook sees his book as offering “both analyses and intervention into the remembering and forgetting of Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans.” The professor … continues his look at Katrina with a university symposium, “Katrina@10,” on Oct. 22 and 23, with “film screenings, musical performances and thoughtful panels.”

However one views the hurricane and its aftermath, it is a journey through images, sounds and intentions, mediated or not. And the engaging and incisive Cook — informed by his Jesuit education to question the meaningfulness of things and seek social justice — is an excellent guide for that journey.

Read More –Katrina at 10: Where Y’at?