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Husker Photojournalists Present Puerto Rico Report
Nebraska Ag Connection - 08/07/2018

A new depth report by Nebraska journalism students examines damages and recovery efforts after Hurricane MarÍa hit Puerto Rico.

The destructive power of Hurricane María generated more than $100 billion in damage and caused an estimated 5,000 deaths in Puerto Rico. Now, nearly a year later, the island nation continues a slow recovery as electricity has still not returned to thousands of residents.

Husker photojournalists participating in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Global Eyewitness program traveled to Puerto Rico to record video and images of and tell stories about the hurricane, damages, recovery and the people who live there. The students' work is featured in a Global Eyewitnesses' latest depth report project, "Left in the Dark." The project is designed to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and echoes the islands' called for recovery.

The visual storytelling exhibition features multimedia films produced by Nebraska photojournalism students in winter 2017, three months after Hurricane María devastated the island.

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