Citizen Journalists after Katrina
You might recall that Chartreuse’s Prince Campbell put down his own money, which was added to by the Blogging Times, the Blogging Herald, and KnowMoreMedia, to send a film and interview team to New Orleans. The crew of three who will be going was announced today on a post on Chartreuse (BETA). The team of three includes:
Mishikea Brathwaite: From Los Angeles, Calf., Travis Campbell: A New Orleans native who now lives in San Francisco, California, and Loren Feldman: From New York, New York. They will be helped when they get there by New Orleans resident, Candice Quates, friend and reader of Succesful Blog.
As Prince said about the trip:
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 isnÃ¢â¬â¢t a vacation.)
The point of this trip is to find out the truth. And to give us a first hand view of whatÃ¢â¬â¢s happening in the city and the outlying areas.
We’ll be keeping an eye on their travels to hear the stories of what is happening to the real people living in the aftermath of Katrina. Bloggers have the power to make things happen in the most tangible fashion.
Never forget the power of blogging. We can make things happen.
ME “Liz” Strauss