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
In a “preliminary step” toward retirement, Norman Robinson will anchor his last 10 p.m. newscast on WDSU tonight, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Robinson plans to retire in June 2014 after 23 years at the anchor desk. He will continue as the New Orleans NBC affiliate’s 6 p.m. Show More Summary
Friday morning The Lens ran a photo essay looking at print habits of New Orleanians in the year since The Times-Picayune announced it was reducing staff and print frequency. I decided to check in on some of the city’s … Read more
The Lens | Media of Birmingham One year ago today, spurred by a New York Times story, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune announced it would reduce staff and print frequency. Photographer Bevil Knapp took a look last June at … Read mor...
New Orleans' venerable newspaper bet against its print business—and in so doing, shot itself in the foot, writes David Carr in the New York Times. The Times-Picayune infuriated the city when it planned to cut print editions to three days a week; now, it's going to print a paper...
The Advocate has hired these journalists from the New Orleans Times-Picayune: – Martha Carr, a 16-year veteran of The Times-Picayune. She’ll be managing editor of the New Orleans Advocate. – Gordon Russell, the Times-Picauyune’s leading investigative reporter. Show More Summary
The Advocate Former New Orleans Times-Picayune managing editors Dan Shea and Peter Kovacs will serve as General Manager and Editor, respectively, of the Baton Rouge Advocate, which announced it had been purchased by New Orleans businessman John Georges Tuesday night… Read more
The Times-Picayune’s TPStreet will be sold on newsstands Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and cost 75 cents, says editor Jim Amoss. The New Orleans paper currently has a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday home-delivered print edition. “In TPStreet, we sought to develop a publication that would address our single-copy readers and also respond to a repeated request … Read More
Dan Shea was one of the Times-Picayune managing editors let go last June when the New Orleans paper was restructured. His wife, Stephanie Stokes, stayed on as editor of the T-P’s weekly home and garden section — until yesterday, when she cleaned out her desk after 19 years in the newsroom. “The last straw for … Read More
WVUE commentator Chris Rose has been dismissed from the New Orleans Fox affiliate, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. WVUE’s news director and general manager told the Times-Picayune Rose was dismissed due to budgetary concerns. Show More Summary
Gambit's Kevin Allman reports that the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Baton Rouge bureau chief is out after six months. My long story in the current issue of CJR on the Picayune pointed to the Baton Rouge bureau as a particular embarrassment, both inside and outside the paper. Here's Allman: Carlos Sanchez, the managing editor of NOLA Media Group's new...