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Going Viral: Tips And Tricks for Contagious Content

By Gretchen Hirt Have you ever wondered what it would take for your organization or business to “go viral?” Or maybe you just want to increase your personal credibility and showcase your creativity by writing a blog or making a meme that everyone loves.  Let’s face it, we live in a social media driven world…
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Event Recap: Annual Press Club Halloween Party

On Oct. 22, the Press Club of New Orleans’ annual Halloween party drew more than 25 members. The convivial gathering was in the sunroom at Superior Seafood on St. Charles Avenue. Attendees enjoyed libations and a sampling of light bites, including fried green tomatoes topped with crab meat, crab stuffed fried mushrooms and pulled pork bruschetta. After considerable…
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In Memoriam: Shirley Schragl

A letter from Jeff Waller to the Press Club of New Orleans: Most of you are not old enough to remember my parents, Alex and Shirley Waller. I am writing this to inform you of my mother’s passing, as there are certainly still those around you that will remember our family. You may, if you…
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First Thursday Happy Hour at Molly’s at the Market kicks off

Press Club members converged upon Molly’s at the Market on Oct. 1 to kick off the new First Thursday Press Club Happy Hour. Former PNCO president and Times-Picayune environment reporter Mark Schleifstein regaled attendees with tales of past Press Club events and happy hours spent at Molly’s. The next happy hour is Nov. 5, the…
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‘Get The Name of the Dog’

A conversation about journalism and writing with Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter Institute By Melanie Warner Spencer There has never been a more exciting or more precarious time in the field of journalism. The demands of online offerings, reader’s short attention spans, reduced staffing and news outlets struggling to turn a profit are just a few of…
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