The story about Loyola University President Kevin Wildes’ controversial tenure as chairman of the Civil Service Commission would normally carry a simple disclosure that The Lens is located on the campus of Loyola University. However, that’s changing, and I believe we owe our readers a more complete explanation.
The University of New Orleans, which operates WWNO-FM, today announced revised plans to support a collaborative, nonprofit multimedia news operation, expanding the reporting role of The Lens and increasing the NPR affiliate’s focus on news and cultural information. The new plan shifts the effort from creating NewOrleansReporter.org and its newsroom to building on the established expertise, brand and platform of The Lens, at TheLensNola.org.
After driving up South Carrollton Avenue through the major intersections of Claiborne Avenue, Earhart Boulevard and Canal Street, I watched drivers struggle at each four-way stop without traffic signals. Certainly, the New Orleans Police Department had better things to do in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac than direct traffic.