Alisha Owens has been named vice president and chief revenue officer of NOLA Media Group, which publishes The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com.MORE
The Times-Picayune and The New York Times have begun a partnership that will explore the causes and potentially catastrophic effects of coastal erosion and sea level rise along the Louisiana coast.MORE
The New Orleans Advocate's owners expanded their footprint in St. Tammany Parish last week, purchasing The Farmer, a weekly newspaper that has been part of the Northshore's civic life since 1874.MORE
For more than two decades, the Times-Picayune's newsroom in New Orleans has paid particularly close attention to the ongoing issues related to the degradation of Louisiana's coast. With the creation of the coastal reporting team, dedicated to in-depth coverage of the state's continuous land loss, the newspaper is hoping the public will soon follow suit.
"We want to ramp up staffing and use every storytelling tool at our disposal to make sure everyone understands the full scope of the problem, the cost and human impact of proposed solutions and the consequences of doing nothing," said editor Mark Lorando.
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Idea Village founder and CEO Tim Williamson, a nationally respected business leader whose determination to expand economic and leadership opportunities for New Orleanians sparked an entrepreneurial renaissance in his hometown, has been named president of NOLA Media Group.
Williamson replaces Ricky Mathews, who previously announced his intention to transition out of his role as NOLA Media Group president and help lead new initiatives with Advance Local, a group of affiliated websites and newspapers of which NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune are members.MORE
Ricky Mathews, president of Advance Media Southeast, has announced he will transition out of his role as president of NOLA Media Group | The Times-Picayune after completing the search for his successor. Mathews will continue in his role as president of Advance Media Southeast, and will work with Advance Local, the parent of NOLA Media Group, on a number of company-wide initiatives.MORE
For the next several months, the award-winning journalism team of NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune will chronicle the challenges and opportunities the region faces, and the competing visions and common ground of those who have a stake in its success. Also, for every week through the rest of 2015, they will ask authors, educators, leaders and entrepreneurs to comment on their vision for the city and what gives it world-class status.MORE
Where will the next generation of journalists take the profession? During an opening day session at the 2018 Mega-Conference, see how both journalism schools and their students are preparing for a world that is rife with uncertainty. The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
USC Annenberg has been revamping its curriculum and encouraging its faculty to take more risks with the courses they offer. One of the key challenges is to find ways to experiment with creating journalism in untested formats – new data visualizations, content made for chat apps, wearables and so forth. The students are leading the charge, questioning some of the most fundamental conventions of the profession.
At this "Journalism of the Future" session, journalism students will describe why they are drawn to a profession in such a state of flux and describe how they see their careers unfolding.More
Before you get fully distracted during the rush of holidays, please reserve your room at the Carolina Inn for the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum. Jan. 5 is the last day to get a room at the discounted group rate.More
It's not easy to keep video in the forefront of your newsroom strategy. As an editor, how do you keep the focus on adding video, and what topics are better than others? And as a reporter, how do you produce quick-hit videos getting the best quality from their phones or basic cameras? Tim Schmitt will lead a discussion about moving your video strategy forward. New for 2018: SNPA members can register at no cost.More