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Sit, stay awhile

I have interviewed 10 journalists at the paper: editors, front-line reporters, reporters who joined staff post-Katrina. Each interview lasted an average of one hour and 15 minutes, time that flew by too quickly. These people tell stories for a living. … Continue reading

11. March 2009 by Jackie B
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Survivor’s guilt

If there was a silver lining in the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe,, it was the boost of civic involvement and sense of community. Young and old, rich and poor, albeit in different ways, all went through Katrina. Some New Orleanians who … Continue reading

05. March 2009 by Jackie B
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Power of the printed word

“Perfect objectivity is an unattainable standard for journalists even in the best of times. Because nobody’s a robot, no journalist can be expected to write in a way that doesn’t reveal at least a little something about who that journalist … Continue reading

18. February 2009 by Jackie B
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Hunting for stories

People ask what I do all day. I cook, clean house and hunt for stories. And I drink a lot of coffee in between, usually at a different place than the time before. Each day starts with the Times-Picayune and … Continue reading

27. January 2009 by Jackie B
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