Watchdogging the statehouse
The state Capitol is fertile ground for all kinds of stories. In this session, two Louisiana statehouse reporters will offer a crash course on covering the statehouse effectively.
Elizabeth Crisp is the Washington correspondent for The Advocate | Times-Picayune newspapers and NOLA.com of Louisiana. A Mississippi State graduate, Crisp previously covered the Louisiana Legislature for The Advocate, the Missouri Legislature for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Mississippi Legislature for the Jackson Clarion Ledger. She and her husband, sportswriter Ross Dellenger, live in D.C. with their two cats, Walter and Perry.
Julia O'Donoghue is the state government reporter for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. She focuses on state budget and prison system stories. Prior to her current position, Julia worked for The Connection Newspapers in Virginia and The Northwest Current in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Macalester College and Northwestern University. She grew up in Washington D.C.