Watchdogging the statehouse

  • Event: 2018 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Elizabeth Crisp of Newsweek; Julia O'Donoghue of The Times-Picayune
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 15 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Norman C Francis Building 105 auditorium
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

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.

Speaker Bios

  • Elizabeth Crisp is the Washington correspondent for Newsweek, covering the White House, Trump administration and campaign and other politics. A Mississippi State graduate, Crisp previously covered the Louisiana Legislature and national politics for The Advocate | The Times-Picayune, 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 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. 

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