The Editor’s Room - December 2012

The Times-Picayune Fiasco: And Now a Roundtable

Last month, The Times-Picayune announced that its Publisher Ricky Mathews had convened a new group called “The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com Roundtable.”   Fourteen citizens covering the usual range of diversity were selected for the group, including the venerable Norman Francis who last year was…

Daring to Say 'Christmas'

While at a party a few Christmases ago, I was talking to a teacher from a local private school. During the conversation she was asked how they celebrate Christmas at the school. “We don’t,” she answered. “We have many cultures…