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The Times-Picayune Establishes Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team

The Times-Picayune will create a Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team in early 2017 dedicated to in-depth coverage of the state's ongoing, devastating land loss. Award-winning environment reporter Mark Schleifstein and state news editor Drew Broach will lead the new team, which also will include contributions from veteran outdoors reporter Todd Masson and photographer/videographer Ted Jackson. Schleifstein and Jackson previously collaborated on "Oceans of Trouble: Are the World's Fisheries Doomed?," which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for public service, and The Times-Picayune and staffs' 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, The Times-Picayune will add two full-time environmental journalists who will work exclusively on the Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team.  A national search to identify and retain these two journalists is underway. "There's no more critical issue facing Louisiana than the erosion of our coast," said Mark Lorando, editor of The Times-Picayune and vice-president of [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|

Tim Williamson, Idea Village Founder and CEO, Named President of NOLA Media Group

Idea Village founder and CEO Tim Williamson, a nationally respected business leader whose determination to expand economic and leadership opportunities for New Orleanians sparked an entrepreneurial renaissance in his hometown, has been named President of NOLA Media Group. Williamson replaces Ricky Mathews, who previously announced his intention to transition out of his role as NOLA Media Group president and help lead new initiatives with Advance Local, a group of affiliated websites and newspapers of which and The Times-Picayune are members.   "As a native New Orleanian, it's an incredible honor to be entrusted to carry the 179-year tradition of The Times-Picayune and into the future," Williamson said. "This is a time of extraordinary change in our industry and our region. But our core values remain the same as they have always been: to inform, engage, challenge and inspire [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|

New Southeast Regional Media Group to include Louisiana, Alabama and Gulf Coast operations

A new company, Southeast Regional Media Group, will launch later this year combining the current NOLA Media Group and Alabama Media Group. NOLA Media Group includes and The Times-Picayune, while Alabama Media Group includes and, plus The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, The Press-Register (Mobile) and The Mississippi Press. Ricky Mathews, current president of NOLA Media Group, will continue in that role and also assume the same role with the new company. Tom Bates, current president of Alabama Media Group, will continue to be based in Birmingham working closely with Mathews. David Francis, currently executive vice president at NOLA Media Group, will also assume the role of publisher in New Orleans. Jim Amoss, VP of content for the NOLA Media Group, and Michelle Holmes, VP of content for Alabama Media Group will continue in those roles. Their [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|