Monday, February 26, 2007

Google News finds

I've got a "New Orleans" feed on my Google News setup. A few times a week, it spits out some really interesting articles.

Here are a few recent ones:

Baton Rouge's advice on the fight against crime

Andres Duany's take on New Orleans. Absolutely incredible. We aren't a broke, third wold country in America. We're the most affluent, efficient city in the Caribbean. He also debunks the "New Orleanians are fat, drunk, and lazy" myth by reframing the debate. A must read.

Teaching the Unteachable. Great post by one of the few other moderate bloggers out there.

A non-fuckmook outside opinion of New Orleans

WWL's owner buys defunct-WUPL Channel 3 buys Channel 2. It's going to be very interesting to see how this works out. Also, NOBODY has really mentioned it. Here's the ideal way this works out: WWL spins WUPL off as a niche station and WWL focuses on doing the excellent investigative reporting it does (but only does outside of Saints/Jazz Fest/Mardi Gras season). Worst case: more media conglomeration.

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