Squandered Heritage Vintage

New Orleans Press Club

What: Century of Headlines Celebrating & Panel Discussion

When: Wednesday October 1 at 6:30 PM

Where: Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University

Adam Nossiter – National Correspondent New York Times

Monica Pierre – Co-Host WWL 870 AM First News

Mary Ellen Roy – Partner Phelps Dunbar

Karen Gadbois – Blogger & Community Activist

Communities Struggling For A Voice: Social issues continue to dominate the stories of recovery in our area. How these issues have changed the way media cover stories and the outlets community activists have turned to.

Blogging Influence: The web has become a powerful tool for community groups in our area. How these sites are steering media coverage and how journalists help judge the information provided.

National Perspective: How journalists covering the area struggle to portray the complexities of the area in its recovery

Public Access: The struggle journalists in this area have gaining access to public records and government interference in media coverage

The forum is free and open to the public. People attending the forum will also be asked to ask questions of the panel and join in the discussion.

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • More community newspapers are one solution. And the use of local freelance journalists to gain specialized access to, and address the concerns of, the people actually living within the community.