Battle to Save the Times-Picayne, Viewing & Discussion

Rising Tide X
Aug. 29, 2015
9 a.m.

Xavier University
1 Drexel Drive

Admission is free.
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3 p.m.
Battle to Save the Times-Picayne, Viewing & Discussion
Rebecca Thiem founded the nonprofit dashTHIRTYdash to raise awareness about the changes at the newspaper and money for the hundreds of employees who lost their jobs. She subsequently wrote Hell and High Water: The Battle the Save the New Orleans Times-Picayune, about that battle and the forces roiling newspapers across the country, including the dozens owned by Advance Publications, longtime owner of the Picayune. Because of the role Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath played in the international recognition of thePicayune and its staff, and simultaneously in the decline of the newspaper’s once-vaunted financial performance, the storm is a major character in the book.

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