Nova Is Accused of Fearmongering in Her Article
Season 2 Episode 209
Aired on 10/03/2017
Nova's article about the risk of Zika spreading in New Orleans' still-recovering Ninth Ward made the front page of the newspaper. It was a proud moment for the muckraking journalist, who hoped to draw attention and investment to a forgotten part of the country.
However, her article, which ran under the headline "Zika: The Gathering Storm," did more than raise awareness and money—it downright scared people. She agrees to address the concern at a community Q&A hosted by the Lower Ninth Community Health Collective. There, she is chastised by a local resident who believes her story spread more fear than knowledge.