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September 2nd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Hurricane Ida brings back ‘Katrina’ memories, hits too close to home for LA family

I was just seven years old when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana in 2005. I don’t remember much of the storm, the evacuation process, or evacuation in general. For my parents, however, all those details are still vividly imprinted on their minds.


September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Covid-19 Surge Costs New Orleans Million of Dollars

EDITORS NOTE: #SPJNews21 students were assigned advance stories before the conference began. Many assignments were completed before much of Louisiana was shut down by Hurricane Ida.   Louisiana’s rise in COVID cases has created a domino effect because events that werepostponed to this fall are being canceled again.


September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Students at Loyola University Anxious About Return to Classes

  EDITORS NOTE: SPJNews students were assigned advance stories before the conference began. Many were completed before much of Louisiana was shut down by Hurricane Ida.   Spring 2020 introduced a new form of learning for many students across the country: online learning.  


September 29th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
SPJ elects a new president

“…As an officer of the Society, I hereby promise to uphold its ideals. I pledge myself to do all in my power, to perform faithfully the duties assigned to me, and to serve fellow journalists, whether of the Society or not.


September 20th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Charlie Rose Speaks to EIJ News

Charlie Rose, co-host of “CBS This Morning” and host of PBS’ “Charlie Rose,” spent some time talking to EIJ News last night at his award reception. He is the 2016 recipient of RTDNA’s prestigious Paul White Award at this year’s EIJ Conference in New Orleans.


September 19th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Marty Baron speaks to EIJ News

“Well, I hope that people will indulge their curiosity…they will dig beneath the surface, that they’ll ask tougher questions sometimes.” All eyes, ears and iPhones were on Marty Baron as he spoke about the film ‘Spotlight’ and the future of investigative journalism, at the Excellence In Journalism Convention in New Orleans on Sunday.


September 18th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Building from debris: ABCs of podcasting from New Orleans

It had been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, increasing in danger and wind speed like an imposing turbine in the skies, and flooding New Orleans. An estimated 1,835 people died, about 300,000 homes were destroyed and the damage reached over $96 billion in estimated costs. In 2015, when the historic 10-year anniversary approached, Eve Troah, the news director for the New Orleans NPR affiliate WWNO, decided it was time for a podcast to reflect on how the catastrophe had changed and shaped her community.



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