Journalism Driven By Passion

September 2007
Nieman Reports;Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p19
The article presents a discussion on personal loss and professional obligations during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005, involving James O'Byrne of "The Times-Picayune," Mark Schleifstein of "The Times-Picayune" and Susan Feeney of the National Public Radio. O'Byrne finds it hard to tell people's stories by listening to them. Schleifstein dealt with a trauma and ended up with a back injury from overworking during the disaster. Feeney comments that New Orleans lacks mental health services for journalists who are struggling during the hurricane.


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