Jason Saul

Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development Officer

Jason Saul is New Orleans Public Radio's Director of Digital Services and a member of the station's management and development team. Jason helps create, plan and fund complex multiplatform editorial and organizational projects in a high-growth environment serving a substantial audience throughout Greater New Orleans — and beyond.

A journalist and a technologist, Jason helps guide a growing editorial team through multimedia training opportunities, support and coaching sessions, and through active involvement in the distribution of New Orleans Public Radio's work on emergent platforms including podcasts, smartphone apps and social media. He interacts with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in the promotion of projects, to engender goodwill and community involvement, and to develop financial resources and station champions.

Jason has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Urban Studies and Planning — with concentrations in hazard policy analysis and in public culture — from the University of New Orleans, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree. Prior to his work at New Orleans Public Radio, Jason was the managing partner of a small technology and marketing firm, and for several years before that he served as a producer on the national arts, music and culture program American Routes.

Jason is a native of New York, NY, and an ardent pizza and bagel enthusiast.

If you have a question about public radio, journalism, technology, marketing, or what you can do to help support public broadcasting, just reach out! Start on Twitter at @jasonmsaul or send an email.

Ways to Connect

Jason Saul / WWNO

The traveling 2015 Wizard World Comic Con passed through New Orleans this weekend, and thousands of people descended on the Morial Convention Center to take part in the fun.

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The New Orleans Pelicans turned some good defense, and scoring performances of 20 points or more by four different players, into a win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, beating them 106-95.

Memphis came into the game ranked third in the Western Conference, and had won four of their last six.

Fathom

Folks at the Boston-based design firm Fathom had a unique idea: what would maps look like if you stripped away all the defining features of a state, or of a country, leaving behind nothing but the roads?

Even a regular road map retains the outline of a place, its peaks and valleys, mountains and rivers, the names we give the defining features. But what if we take all that away and just leave the connective tissue, the pavement, behind?

The School of Design

Continuing an annual tradition begun in 1872, Rex, the titular "King of The Carnival" here in New Orleans, issued a Royal Invitation on Tuesday inviting the world to come to the Crescent City and experience Mardi Gras.

National Weather Service

This post has been revised to include updated graphics, warnings and safety tips.  

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has upgraded its freeze watches to warnings, which indicate an imminent onset of precarious conditions, and is warning residents of Southeast Louisiana to prepare for the "invasion" of an arctic airmass this evening.

The temperature will plummet from highs in the 60s on Tuesday to lows in the teens on the Northshore Wednesday night.

Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors, the luxury electric car company founded by technology mogul Elon Musk, has opened a new Supercharger station in Lake Charles.

Superchargers are what the company calls its proprietary charging stations. The company says the new location in Lake Charles will enable drivers of its Model S vehicles to replenish a half charge in 20 minutes.

That half charge will enable a Model S driver to travel about 150 miles. A fully-charged Model S has a range of about 265 miles, the company says.

The woeful Buccaneers looked like they were going to beat the Saints on Sunday. But New Orleans came back to take the lead with just under two minutes to play. Junior Galette added a sack for a safety to seal the deal.

New Orleans finished the season with a four-game winning streak on the road.

The Saints’ 7-9 record tied their other two lows in the Sean Payton era: 2007, and 2012 — the Bountygate year.

Louisiana Tech won the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.

Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan answered questions from the media after practice on Friday, Dec. 26.

The Saints will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 28. Kickoff is at noon.

The following transcript of the Saints media availability was created and provided by the New Orleans Saints organization.

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

Post-Practice Media Availability

Friday, December 26, 2014

The New Orleans Saints were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday afternoon in a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

It was their second loss to the Falcons this year.

The Saints needed the win, or a Carolina loss to the Cleveland Browns, to keep their playoff hopes alive. They got neither.

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The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t look like a team who had played a triple-overtime game the night before.

The Blazers played a three-hour-seven-minute contest in San Antonio, got on a plane, came into the Smoothie King Center, and trounced the New Orleans Pelicans, 114-88.

Pelicans players missed layups. They missed jump shots. They missed slam dunks. They missed free throws. They gave Portland every fast break, slow break, medium break…

The Pelicans just looked broke.

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