Monthly Archives: January 2011

Calling all Seafood Eaters… By Lauren Champlin

By Lauren Champlin… When our class met with oyster distributor Sal Sunseri, owner of P&J Oysters based in New Orleans, we were all curious how the spill affected his company. Sunseri stated, “Oil didn’t ruin our oysters, freshwater did.” He … Continue reading

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Managing the Message: Louisiana versus Alabama

By Austin Campbell… Louisiana and Gulf Coast area restaurants, hotels, shops, and other businesses impacted by the tourist economy, experienced significant losses in revenue immediately after the BP oil spill. How are they faring today– nine months later? Our traveling … Continue reading

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Crisis Communication During the BP Oil Spill

By Whitney Williamson Nearly a year since the British Petroleum Oil Spill, it becomes easier to pin-point the communication successes and failures.  Naturally, in the midst of the crisis, messages become hazy. And unless a clearly developed crisis plan is … Continue reading

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Learning the Truth about the Gulf Coast

By Lauren Champlin… When I arrived in New Orleans, I wasn’t sure what to except. I had never been to the Gulf Coast and all I knew was what I read and hear in the media — Katrina and the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Environmental Communications: Lessons Learned from the BP Oil Spill

By Lauren Champlin… After returning from our class trip, I began organizing information gathered throughout our Gulf coast journey. A diverse range of speakers provided vital information which will be useful for pursuing a career in public relations — specifically, … Continue reading

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The Key Ingredient in the Louisiana ‘Gumbo’

By: Allana Morawski As many locals describe it, the culture of Louisiana is like a gumbo. “It’s a bunch of different spices and flavors simmering over time…that blend together and taste delicious,” explained Dr. Bob Thomas, director of Loyola’s Center … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Tourism

From Bella… We’ve been talking about everything from environmental issues to the impact on seafood, but tourism is something that has been damaged just as extensively and deserves the same amount of attention and concern in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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