New Orleans Media Experiences 'An Extraordinary Transformation'

may 4, 2006  08:54 am
Brooke Gladstone interviewed several New Orleans media notables for the April 28 edition of "On the Media" (transcript here; MP3 here) and concludes that since the disaster, residents have been consuming "barrels of information supplied by a reinvented media like a tonic." Gambit Weekly Managing Editor David Lee Simmons tells Gladstone that he has been asked, "How does it feel to compete with the daily newspaper when the daily newspaper is acting like an alternative newsweekly?" He interprets this as a "reenergizing" of the local daily, the Times-Picayune, but adds that "the challenge for them is to maintain that level of energy, and it's going to be interesting to see how they do that."