Friday, September 16, 2005

Katrina & LA newspapers

Communications lawyer and media expert Terry Maguire is leading a blog effort devoted to tracking how Louisiana media, newspapers in particular, are following the continuing Katrina story. The story topping the Katrina and Louisiana Newspapers blog right now is titled "OFF MESSAGE: Hello, Goodbye." It's an excellent illustration of why Maguire's project is an important one: The national media's attention to Katrina just isn't sustainable at current levels. Significant responsibility for covering the story and documenting the rebuilding effort lies with Louisiana newspapers and Maguire's blog is dedicated to documenting that coverage. Browse through the archives at Katrina and Louisiana Newspapers to see reports/issues already addressed and to submit suggestions for items not yet mentioned. Check back often as it is likely to offer perspectives on the myriad issues now facing Louisiana.