Monday, October 1, 2012

posting pictures of your meals is not journalism

The post-symposium hamburger I had at the French Quarter outpost of the Camellia Grill after the symposium. It holds true to that which makes the hamburger at the Riverbend location so special.

The Oxford American Journalism Symposium in New Orleans

The Cramps, Off the Bone
Leaving Trains, Emotional Legs
The Woggles, Teen Dance Party and Soul Sizzling 7" Meltdown

Various Artists, A Perfumed Garden Vol.1 
Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams (streaming now at NPR)

"Posting pictures of your meals is not journalism" is one of the points I got from the panel discussions at The Oxford American Symposium on Journalism in New Orleans on Friday. There were a lot of other great points made. The symposium had an unfortunate synchrony with the end of the Times-Picayune's run as a daily - it starts this week as a three-day-a-week paper -  so there was an understandable amount of heat on the subject, but I wanted some cooking up of ideas to utilize that heat.

There were more thoughts on the symposium and the newspaper business and teaching journalism abrew in this post, but I decided to work on articles instead of talking about working on articles. Like the one for the aforementioned sponsors of the aforementioned symposium, being it was past deadline.

I also managed to get in a couple of good meals on Friday.

I did my best to blur out the innocent in this photo of the orange freeze at Camellia Grill, but really, it is like trying to get a shot of the Tower of Pisa without someone trying to hold it up. All apologies if I accidentally revealed you enjoying a hamburger.

Speaking of journalism, in the new issue of OffBeat I have a loving review of the Au Ras Au Ras album, and a less gushy take on the Johnny Angel album.

In Country Roads, I detail my weekend at the deluxe cabins at Chicot State Park, help make some fancy donuts at Tiger Deaux-Nuts and try to find the right metaphor for shutters at Lafayette's alternative venue The Feed and Seed. I really like whatever this is that I do.

The pre-symposium Breaux Bridge Benedict at Stanley. It is as monumental  a breakfast as it appears. That's a boudin patty up in there if your were wondering.

And hey! I noticed during the symposium that this little blog crossed the 200,000 page views mark. You should take me to lunch to celebrate! I'll post pictures!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your blog reaching 200,000 page views! And that Breaux Bridge Benedict looks delightful.