TEAM NEW ORLEANS
First things first. A big thank you to the readers of this blog who went out of their way to make this experiment in citizen journalism happen. Money, link-love, advice,opinions and webspace is what makes the world move and I appreciate it.
And thanks to everyone who wanted to go. In person and in spirit.
The three people will be meeting in New Orleans on Friday August 11.
There is a Thrifty rental car reserved for them at the Airport.
They will be staying at the Avenue Garden Hotel on St.Charles Ave. in the Garden District of the city. (One of the main reasons I chose it is because of Internet Access. High Speed is not available in some of the hotels I checked.)
Though they will be mostly on their own there are already interviews set up with people in a 150 mile range. These are people who supposedly have first hand knowledge of some of the atrocities mentioned in the email I received.(They will have to do some travelling but this isn’t a vacation.)
The point of this trip is to find out the truth. And to give us a first hand view of what’s happening in the city and the outlying areas.
Now if you read some of the comments over the last few days you know some people think this is a waste of time.
But I think there are many reasons why the real story of what’s going on has not come out.
The main one being that politicians and those with a vested interest in the city want to make sure tourists keep coming.
And no matter how great the Times-Picayune has become politicians have some say so over big media.
But like I said. We’ll see what our adventurers find.
Here they are:
Mishikea Brathwaite: From Los Angeles, Calf.
Travis Campbell: A New Orleans native who now lives in San Francisco, California
Loren Feldman: From New York, New York
And aiding them on the ground in New Orleans will be Candice Quates.
The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s more than 2 people. That means more coverage and more interviews. It also means I can have my Site Security protecting our crew.
I would tell you more about them but they are going to be doing interviews with The Blog Herald, Know More Media and The Blogging Times. Check out those sites over the next few days to find out more about them.
They will also be doing some blogging and other cool new media stuff.
You can check the information out at the sites mntioned above and at New Orleans Now.
But the focus is on getting the story and getting the truth.
Thanks to the producers who helped me get this off the ground.
We’ll see how it turns out.Explore posts in the same categories: blog herald, candice quates, Know More Media, Loren Feldman, Mishikea Brathwaite, NewOrleansNow, Team New Orleans, The Blogging Times, Travis Campbell