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 Hornets
7:54 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Hornets Sign Guard Terrell Harris To Second 10-Day Contract

The New Orleans Hornets have signed guard Terrell Harris to a second 10-day contract, the team reported in a press release Monday afternoon.

Harris was originally signed to the Hornets on March 8 to provide some needed depth at guard, with Eric Gordon limited in play time since returning from a knee injury and Austin Rivers out for the remainder of the season with a broken hand.

Mardi Gras Indians
11:37 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Photos From Super Sunday

The rear of a Mardi Gras Indian costume.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day is Super Sunday in New Orleans — the second-most important day on the calendar for Mardi Gras Indians, behind Carnival morning itself.

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Latest News
10:58 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Jindal Involved in Sunday Afternoon Car Crash

A State Police vehicle that was part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail crashed into a utility pole Sunday afternoon.
WBRZ-TV

Governor Bobby Jindal and his security detail were involved in a car crash in Baton Rouge at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to WBRZ-TV.

The station said the governor was riding in a black Chevrolet Suburban when a box truck sideswiped his vehicle at Nicholson Drive near Oklahoma Street. Additionally:

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Members Make It Possible
10:06 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Meet Volunteer Doug Christian

Volunteer Doug Christian.
Janet Wilson WWNO

Doug Christian's youngest brother works in public radio in Kansas, so that's where his donations go.

But Doug is a New Orleanian and avid WWNO listener. "I have this tremendous guilt that I am not supporting the station here."

So what does he do? Doug volunteers.

"I spend my time here, and spend my money there."

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Members Make It Possible
9:01 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Meet Volunteer Stephanie Reed

Artist and membership drive volunteer Stephanie Reed.
Stephanie Reed

Listener Stephanie Reed says she searched out two things right away when she moved to New Orleans from Maine three years ago: her local farmers market and WWNO.

"That's a good way to feel at home in a new place," Stephanie told WWNO's Fred Kasten.

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Books
5:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

WWNO and the WWII Museum Present Historian Dr. Arthur Herman

The National WWII Museum's US Freedom Pavilion.

WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II.

Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.

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Music
3:35 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Loyola Jazz Underground Series Presents Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis, from a 2010 performance at Tulane University.
Tulane University

Ellis Marsalis, the celebrated jazz musician and patriarch of his noted musical family, will head an ensemble of Loyola University jazz students Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

The program will feature classic jazz standards as well as original compositions, the university announced today. According to the announcement:

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New Orleans Hornets
6:31 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Notes: Tonight's Hornets/Lakers Matchup

The New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers are set to tip off here at the New Orleans Arena at 7 p.m.

Los Angeles is coming into tonight’s game fresh off a 122-105 loss to the Thunder in Oklahoma City last night. The team flew in to New Orleans late last night, and arrived at the Arena at 5:14 p.m. this afternoon.

Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni said arriving the night before won’t have an effect on his team.

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7:21 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

New Orleans News Partnerships Spotlighted

Lead in text: 
The Knight Foundation has spotlighted the work of WWNO and our community partners in creating a new kind of newsgathering network here in the Crescent City, bolstered in part by the Foundation's Community Information Challenge Grant. Read more about what public radio — and our partners — are doing to serve our community.
The following is cross-posted from the Knight Digital Media Center's blog. Photo credit: Flickr user Irene2005. The City of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana have a history of non-transparent governance and budgeting.
Commuting
4:10 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Are You A Mega-Commuter?

Are you a mega-commuter?

The United States Census Bureau defines "mega-commuters" as people who travel at least 90 minutes or more than 50 miles to work each day. Nearly 600,000 Americans have a mega-commute, according to the Census Bureau, and 10.8 million travel at least an hour to work each way.

Over 192,000 people commute into Orleans Parish, according to the Census (including people traveling to and from work within the city).

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