Slideshow: Katrina front pages from the Times-Picayune

Here are some of the eye-catching and emotional front pages published by the Times-Picayune in the days after Katrina, in order of publication.

In the News: New Orleans’ May Ratings Results

The T-P’s Dave Walker takes a look at the recently completed May ratings period, during which all WDSU newscasts except one showed ratings gains year-to-year.

“State of the Print Media” Forum

I’m moderating a “State of the Print Media” Forum tonight from 6-9 at the De La Salle High School cafeteria. The public is invited. The panel discussion is sponsored by The Press Club of New Orleans. Panelists include James O’Byrne, director of state content for Times-Picayune; Carl Redman, executive editor of The Advocate; Greg […]

[VIDEO] Gov. Jindal Against T-P Cutbacks

On this morning’s Meet the Press on WDSU, Gov. Bobby Jindal said a paper like The Times-Picayune plays an important role in holding the goverment accountable. Consequently, Jindal doesn’t like the idea of reducing publishing to three days a week. “I’m saddened by this development,” Jindal told MTP moderator David Gregory. “A great American city […]

T-P Layoffs: Today’s Front Page

NY Post App Should Inspire Times-Picayune

During this transition period at the Times-Picayune, I’d love to see the paper’s iPad app mirror what the New York Post has done. It’s basically a digitized version of the paper. There are a number of subscription options, from $9.99 a month to $99.99 a year. I’d happily pay for a digital version of the […]

The Demise of the T-P

I don’t need to get into the value of The Times-Picayune to this city. It’s been clear for generations. It likely has never been through a finer period than the past six years. Whether it was chronicling the aftermath of Katrina (Pulitzer-winning coverage), the Gulf Oil Spill or the Saints’ run to the Super Bowl […]

Article: WDSU-TV’s Scott Walker Continues His Father’s New Orleans Airwaves Legacy

This Father’s Day was extra special because of the article that ran in Sunday’s Times-Picayune. Thanks to Dave Walker (no relation) for doing a fantastic job keeping the timeline and all the different jobs straight…although he did add an extra year to my age. I just turned 36. 😉 Here’s an excerpt: Scott worked part […]

Saints Championship DVD Released

Here are a few links about the Saints’ DVD, Super Bowl XLIV Champions: New Orleans Saints— a two-hour DVD and Blu-Ray disc from NFL Films. :: Saints’ story provides reel-to-reel drama { USA Today } :: New Orleans Saints take to red carpet { Times-Picayune } :: VIDEO – Saints’ DVD release  { }

New Orleans Ratings Race

The Times-Picayune’s Dave Walker writes today about the recently-completed November ratings period. Here’s one paragraph of note: WDSU, otherwise saddled with NBC’s mostly lame prime-time, can claim success for its new 4 p.m. newscast, growing ratings a bit in the time slot from a 3.5 average for “Judge Judy” in November 2008 to a 3.6 […]

Reports: Landrieu to Run for Mayor

WDSU-TV, Gambit and the Times-Picayune are all reporting Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu WILL run for mayor of New Orleans after he initially said he would not. I’ve thought all along that he’d scope out the rest of the field then jump in near the qualifying deadline if he thought he would have a good shot. He […]

Saints on MNF: 2nd Largest Cable Audience

The final ratings released Wednesday, according to the Times-Picayune, show the Saints/Patriots game fell just short of the record set during the October 5th MNF broadcast between the Vikings and Packers. That game drew 21.8 million viewers. Monday’s game in the Superdome attracted 21.4 million viewers. However, the Saints/Patriots game was the most-watched prime-time program nationally, […]

MNF Ratings Huge for WDSU

WDSU was the station of choice for New Orleans-area viewers to watch Monday night’s Saints/Patriots showdown in the Superdome. The game, broadcast nationally by ESPN, was shown locally by WDSU, which bought the rights to air the game. Not only did the game itself draw exceptionally well, but our pre-game and post-game shows easily outdrew […]