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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