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Hurricane Katrina & the Press
A decade after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the city of New Orleans continues to rebuild its infrastructure as well as its image from media reports regarding the people and government of New Orleans. Through interviews and research, students produced video and photo stories on the progress, lessons learned, and the anguish remaining in the wake of one of the most deadliest storms in history.
Students met with professionals in journalism, public relations, marketing, and energy restoration. These professionals, who graciously gave of their time, included:
Pulitzer Prize winners Bob Marshall of the Time-Picayune & the Lens and Mark Schleifstein, environment writer fortheTime-Picayune.
John Deveney, founder of Deveney, a marketing agency selected as the 2013 Firm of the Year by PR News
Bennie Daigle, retired Director of Asset Preservation, also known as the “Storm Boss” for Entergy Corporation of New Orleans