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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4:03 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Coast Guard: Gulf oil slick comes from device used in 2010 spill

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An undersea camera confirms that an oil slick discovered in the Gulf of Mexico came from a 100-ton device on the seafloor that BP had used several weeks after the 2010 oil spill in a failed attempt to cap its runaway Macondo well, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
An undersea camera confirms that an oil slick discovered in the Gulf of Mexico came from a 100-ton device on the seafloor that BP had used several weeks after the 2010 oil spill in a failed attempt to cap its runaway Macondo well, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
3:03 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Morning Edition: From a Team On 2 Coasts

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NPR’s “Morning Edition” has one of the most peculiar formats of any morning show on radio or television: it’s split between the East Coast, with the co-host Steve Inskeep in Washington, and the West, with Renee Montagne. The director cues Ms. Montagne through a videoconferencing system, and the co-hosts routinely add what they call “splits” to their scripts, so that they share the responsibility for introductions and interviews. “We are functionally sitting next to one another,” Ms. Montagne said, yet by staying on separate coasts, they are reflecting the audience’s geographic diversity.
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Fifteen minutes before "Morning Edition" is beamed to radios across the country, Renee Montagne is ready to record her one-minute introduction. To cue her, the director points his index finger. "Good morning. It was the president's turn to court Latino voters..." And she's off.
2:27 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

A Muckraker Gets the David Simon Treatment in Treme

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The new season of David Simon’s HBO series Treme, which started Sunday and runs through Nov. 25, features a new character modeled on A.C. Thompson, the award-winning Bay Area reporter whose exposés of police wrongdoing after Hurricane Katrina shook up New Orleans. Now with the journalism nonprofit ProPublica and working out of the East Bay again after three years in New York, Thompson talks about putting bad cops in jail and spinning drudgery into art.
Nina Martin | Photo: A.C. Thompson | September 28, 2012 [Note: a shorter version of this interview appears in the October issue] You started reporting on New Orleans in 2007, when you were a freelancer living in SF. How'd you get onto this huge story?
Airport Security
12:28 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Hornets VP Detained At Airport With Loaded Gun

A New Orleans Hornets executive was detained by police at Newark Airport after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered a loaded handgun in his luggage, the New York Post is reporting.

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12:42 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Runners, brass bands to raise money for high schools; Tipitina’s concert will help renovate Fess’s home

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A new 5k run replete with costumes and brass bands will raise money Saturday afternoon to support local high school music programs, and an array of legendary New Orleans musicians will participate in a benefit concert afterward to preserve the family home of Professor Longhair — all presented by the Tipitina’s Foundation.
A new 5k run replete with costumes and brass bands will raise money Saturday afternoon to support local high school music programs, and an array of legendary New Orleans musicians will participate in a benefit concert afterward to preserve the family home of Professor Longhair - all presented by the Tipitina's Foundation.
DWI Checkpoint
7:15 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Orleans DWI Checkpoint on Friday

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, September 21, the department said in a press release.

The checkpoint, manned by the NOPD's Traffic Division, will take place in an undisclosed area somewhere in Orleans Parish beginning at approximately 9 p.m., and will last until about 5 a.m. Saturday morning, the department said.

Motorists should experience minimal delays, according to NOPD, and should have proper documentation if requested, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

4:02 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Income plummets as region feels Great Recession's impact

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Median household income has dropped across the metro area, even as poverty rates have risen, according to a report just released by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.
In New Orleans (Orleans Parish), the share of the 2011 population that is African American - while lower than in 2000 when it was 66.7 percent - continues to represent the majority of city residents at 59.2 percent.
12:55 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Krewe of Freret continues push to be added to 2013 parade schedule

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Organizers of the new Krewe of Freret are pushing ahead with plans to roll their first parade during the coming Carnival season, remaining optimistic even though a recently-approved 2013 parade calendar does not yet include them.
Article by Craig Giesecke, for UptownMessenger.com Organizers of the new Krewe of Freret are pushing ahead with plans to roll their first parade during the coming Carnival season, remaining optimistic even though a recently-approved 2013 parade calendar does not yet include them.
Election 2012
1:16 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Campaign 2012 Political Calendar

Track where the presidential candidates are traveling in the run-up to November 2012 with this interactive calendar. Check back often for updates.

 

Roadwork
5:54 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

South Claiborne lanes to close for two years

The westbound lanes on South Claiborne Ave. between Cambronne St. in Orleans Parish and Dakin St. in Jefferson Parish will close for two years, the City of New Orleans said today in a press release.

The closure, set to begin Sept. 17, is due to work being conducted on the drainage system beneath the street and neutral ground. Motorists will be detoured onto the eastbound lanes of South Claiborne.

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