Marquette Hosts Lecture on Covering Hurricane Katrina
Released: Sept. 20, 2006
Date: Oct. 3, 2006
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Straz Hall, College of Business Administration
606 N. 13th St.
Two members of the media who were in New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath will discuss how the media reacted in a speech at Marquette University next month. Susan Feeney, the senior editor of All Things Considered on National Public Radio, and James O’Byrne, the features editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, will also examine what lessons were learned about how to cover future disasters.
Part of the Lucius W. Nieman lecture series, Covering Katrina will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in room 105 of Straz Hall, College of Business Administration. The session is free and open to the public.
Feeney reported from New Orleans in the weeks after the storm and again six months later. She steered the network’s six-month anniversary coverage, including a week of co-hosting All Things Considered from New Orleans. She is the founder of Friends of the Times-Picayune, a trust fund set up for the many families at the newspaper who lost their homes and belongings after Katrina.
O’Byrne was among those at the epicenter of the newspaper’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina, evacuating the newsroom on one of the last trucks out and then overseeing the construction of a satellite newsroom, copy desk and photo desk in Baton Rouge. The newspaper won two Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage, one for breaking news and a second for public service.
For more information, interested media may contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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