Jason Saul

Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development

Jason Saul is WWNO's Director of Digital Services, a multimedia journalist and a member of the station's corporate media underwriting team, dedicated to fostering partnerships with local businesses in support of their outreach efforts and WWNO’s fundraising goals.

Jason heads up WWNO's sports desk, is the point person for digital initiatives and social media outreach, and is a spot news and features reporter during major events.

Jason, a native of New York (but a long-time resident of the Crescent City), has an extensive background in traditional, digital and social media, and the intersections between them.

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New Orleans Saints
4:04 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

New Orleans Saints Overcome First Half Woes In 31-7 Win Over Arizona Cardinals

The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated, after their 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home in the Superdome.

The Arizona Cardinals spent five minutes and forty-seven seconds marching down the field on the first possession of the game.

It was the only time they would score.

In a dramatic turnaround from last season, it was the Saints young defense who stood up to make the big plays, keeping Arizona off the field and giving quarterback Drew Brees and company the space to work.

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Home And Away
4:59 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Home And Away: Reginelli's Pizzeria

Patrick Richmond tosses dough in preparation for the rush of delivery orders before the Sept. 15 away game in Tampa Bay.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians — but for half the season our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, so we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on, rather than fill up the Superdome.

We’re chronicling those other places that mean so much to us, from corner bars to TV studios to living rooms.

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ICYMI
12:00 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — Christian Dior, Farming Flies And No Methane On Mars

A Christian Dior design.
Laziz Hamani

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

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DWI Checkpoint
8:07 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NOPD To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night into Saturday morning.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, the department announced in a press release.

The checkpoint, which will be held at an as-yet undisclosed location, will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and continue until about 5 a.m. the next morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation available if requested by police, such as proof of insurance and a driver's license.

The NOPD says motorists passing through the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays.

ICYMI
12:00 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — Traffic Clowns, Sacred Steel And Latino-Caribbean Cuisine

The Brazilian city of Olinda has a novel approach to taming its ever-growing traffic problem: traffic clowns known as palhacos.
Andrea Hsu NPR

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

Brazil's Traffic Is A Circus, So Send In The Clowns — Uncle Honk and Fom Fom are traffic clowns, or palhacos, hired by the city of Olinda to make the roads a bit safer. They lean into traffic, making exaggerated gestures, like the sweep of the arm to mimic fastening a seat belt, and a mimed reminder to never drink and drive.

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1:25 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Out Of Africa, Gwen Thompkins Returns To New Orleans Home

Lead in text: 
You can take the journalist out of New Orleans, but you can’t take New Orleans out of the journalist. Or at least not the abundantly soulful music of New Orleans, if the journalist is Gwen Thompkins.
You can take the journalist out of New Orleans, but you can't take New Orleans out of the journalist. Or at least not the abundantly soulful music of New Orleans, if the journalist is Gwen Thompkins. Even when Thompkins was reporting from East Africa for NPR, she found ways to work musical motifs into coverage of nonmusical topics.
ICYMI
12:33 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — Latvian Photos, Beanie Babies And Eagle-Eyed Video

Photographer Reinis Hofmanis documents the rise of Latvia's capital city through guard booths, in his series, Territory.
Courtesy of Reinis Hofmanis

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

A Latvian Photographer Never Lets Down His Guard  — With the flurry of economic activity in Latvia, the EU's fastest growing economy, photographer Reinis Hofmanis started documenting guard booths on the construction sites in Latvia's capital city, Riga. It's part of his series called "Territory".

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New Orleans Saints
11:05 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Dramatic Last-Moment Field Goal Seals Saints Victory Over Tampa Bay, 16-14

Garrett Hartley’s game-clinching 27-yard field goal with five seconds left capped a wild Sunday night in Tampa Bay and sent the New Orleans Saints home with a win over the Buccaneers, 16-14.

It took the Saints just over a minute to drive 54 yards back down the field, after Tampa Bay’s own missed field goal, to set Hartley up to make the kick. The team was down by one, thanks to an earlier missed kick, and the points they gave back trying and failing to score a one-yard touchdown with just seconds to go in the first half.

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New Orleans Saints
6:40 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Last-Minute Heroics Help The Saints Top Atlanta, 23-17

Hundreds of newspapers dot the seats after the Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons, 23-17. Each seat in the Superdome had a special edition of the Advocate placed on it before the game.
Jason Saul WWNO

The New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons at home in the Superdome Sunday afternoon, in a rollicking game that came down to the wire, as many games between these two rivals often do.

The Falcons offense, taking advantage of an invigorated but still-shaky Saints secondary, marched down the field with time expiring, but rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro tipped Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s fourth-down bullet with less than a minute to play, and Roman Harper intercepted it in the end zone.

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DWI Checkpoint
4:57 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NOPD Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night into Friday morning.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department has announced they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint the night of Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning.

The location of the NOPD Traffic Division's sobriety checkpoint was not disclosed in the press released issued by the department; the NOPD is required by the Louisiana Supreme Court to make a public announcement when they will be conducting a checkpoint, but are not required to tell the public where it will be beforehand.

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