How the Houston Chronicle is covering the city’s historic disaster

Albert Gonzalez tugged a pallet piled with newspapers through a maze of donated clothes, pillows and blankets last week. They formed tumbled islands at the George R. Brown Convention Center, where at least 10,000 came after Houston flooded.

On Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle delivered more than 4,000 free copies of the newspaper to evacuees there.

When they saw the newspapers, a group standing nearby cheered a bit and thanked them.

“We were their first big news,” said Doug Windsor. He works in the Chronicle’s sales department and went along with Gonzalez, an independent distributor, for deliveries.

“We were very popular when we first walked in.” [Full story: Poynter/Kristen Hare]

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