The tale of the fierce grassroots effort to save New Orleans' beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, and the changes that continue to roil it and other Advance Publications properties from Oregon to Alabama
In May 2012, the New York Times broke the story that the Pulitzer Prize-winning New OrleansTimes-Picayune would radically transform its operation and make New Orleans the largest U.S. city without a daily newspaper. In the process, it would jettison hundreds of employees and contractors, enrage a community and irrepably damage one of the industry's most-beloved brands. The newspaper’s owner then used the New Orleans template to remake its other papers nationwide.
Drawing upon nearly 100 interviews and thousands of pages of industry documents and media analysis and reports, Hell and HIgh Water chronicles this dark yet fascinating chapter of the troubled print newspaper industry through the lens of one of the country's once-great regional newspapers..
Awards: 2014, National Federation of Press Women, Adult Non-Fiction Books, Runner-Up; 2014; Independent Book Publishers Awards (IPPYs), Gold Medal, Current Events, 2014; Finalist, Eric Hoffer Awards for Independent Books Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co. Price: $26.95 ISBN-10: 1455618810; ISBN-13: 978-1455618811 Number of pages: 320 Intended audiences: BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies; HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South