From NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune: New Orleans’ libraries can look forward to a cash infusion after voters agreed Saturday (May 2) to raise property taxes to support the ailing public system. Voters were asked to consider providing the library system with as much as $8.2 million a year starting in January, in addition to the current 3.14-mill, $8.7 million annual […]
Former WDSU anchor and reporter William “Bill” Slatter died Sunday. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports Slatter worked at the New Orleans NBC affiliate in the 1950s and 60s before he left for Germany to serve as managing editor of radio news for the Armed Forces Network in Germany. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Times-Picayune called it last week: Juan Kincaid is joining WVUE as sports director. Kincaid left New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL last week. He takes the place of Fred Hickman, who left the New Orleans FOX affiliate last...Show More Summary
It’s probably not a happy morning in New Orleans. Despite leading 23-10 with less than four minutes left, a defensive breakdown and an incredibly poorly timed interception left the hometown Saints (my boss’ favorite team) with a stunning loss to the Detroit Lions (my favorite team). But New Orleanians can at least commiserate with what...
EPA chief Gina McCarthy has asked water and wastewater professionals to support the agency’s Waters of the US rule. The Times-Picayune reports McCarthy was in New Orleans earlier this week seeking support from some 18,000 water managers and technicians. The rule, proposed jointly by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, would re-extend Clean Water […]
Greg Adaline made his debut on New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE yesterday morning. That alone might be interesting enough for a single post, but The Times-Picayune reports Adaline started his career by beating out hundreds of contestants...Show More Summary
During the football season, the New Orleans Times-Picayune will print Saturday and Monday home-delivered bonus editions. (nola.com) | Is this a digital initivative retreat or rebound? (johnkrolldigital.com) Letting readers upload digital content is seen as a trend that’s “unstoppable and full of risks.” (nytimes.com) Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan is … Read More
Walter Isaacson (or “Isaac Walterson”) is a New Orleans native and a onetime colleague of Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss.
Whitney Vann, the morning anchor at WBRZ, is leaving the Baton Rouge ABC affiliate. The New Orleans Times-Picayune has details: Vann said she holds the title as the longest-running anchor of a news program in Baton Rouge. She has appeared on “2une In” for 17 years. Show More Summary
WDSU weekend anchor Rachel Wulff has opted not to renew her contract with the New Orleans NBC affiliate, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: She said Friday (June 27) that she was leaving WDSU on good terms, and cited the station’s...Show More Summary
Front pages from the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Biloxi Sun Herald are seen on display at the Newseum in Washington for their exhibit on press coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles … Read more
From Mardi Gras 2013, an Instagram photo by Doug MacCash. Two moments stand out for Doug MacCash after several years covering Mardi Gras for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. They include a tiny fire and the real Chewbacca. The first happened in 2011… Read more
Robert Morris of the Uptown Messenger in New Orleans, who has been covering Mardi Gras, tells Romenesko readers: “I almost didn’t notice but the rear of the float about the [New Orleans] Advocate lampooned the Times-Picayune’s tabloid edition. I attached a pic of that [at right]. “Muses also had a float about [Advocate owner John] … Read More
Story below from Times Picayune: Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM An employee of New Orleans'...Show More Summary
A judge in New Orleans has given the Times-Picayune website 10 days to turn over the identities of two online commenters, reports Politico. The judge agreed to the request by the lawyer for Stacey Jackson, former head of the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program who is facing federal charges of...
When the New Orleans Times-Picayune announced it would cut back its printed editions to three days a week and shift to a digitally centered model based on free content, the response was immediate, loud, and, with few exceptions, hostile. Show More Summary
The Battle of New Orleans: Amidst the gutting of one of the nation's few remaining great regional newspapers, I took a long look at "the radical change in how journalism is done at the 176-year-old Times-Picayune and what that means for the future of news coverage." — An ink-stained stretch. Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register--and the newspaper...
Author and journalist Rebecca Theim wrote about the future of a famous newspaper in Hell and High Water: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune. The book is out this month, and we caught up with the journalist to find...Show More Summary
Farm Bill- Nutrition Issues Bruce Alpert reported late last week at the New Orleans Times-Picayune Online that, “The partisan battle over whether to cut spending on food stamps is likely to escalate next month when House Republicans are expected to offer a bill that would trim the program by $40 billion over 10 years, or […]
New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE and CBS affiliate WWL have announced separate partnerships with two different New Orleans newspapers. WVUE is teaming up with NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune while WWL will partner with New Orleans paper, The...Show More Summary