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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Cutting Some Slack 

It looks like I should cut the Daily Star some slack for not updating during the storm. In an article at Editor & Publisher (Katrina Makes Strange Bedfellows at Baton Rouge Paper), AP New Orleans Bureau Chief Charlotte Porter said they had relocated to the Star for the storm, but "As the storm passed over Hammond, we lost power, then the phones went out and the water started coming through the roof."

The Star's website today says:
The Daily Star has resumed publication today Wednesday. Aug. 31, 2005. Tuesday marked for the first time in memorey that the newspaper was not able to be published due to natural disaster. Hurricane Katrine left the newspaper plant without power, phones, or net service. The paper itself is being printed at an alternative location pending the restoration of power.
Now if they would just follow the lead of Times-Picayune and the Mobile Register and open up the PDF edition to everyone ...

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