Jim Amoss

Ground Zero

Jim Amoss, editor of The Times-Picayune, called the news staff together to draft coverage plans for Katrina, which was forecast as a Category 5 hurricane. Noting that journalists run toward danger, Amoss and the staff bunked at the office. By morning, it appeared the city had been spared. They had no idea of the devastation that would follow.

Under his leadership, The Times-Picayune won two Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Amoss also won the 2005 Henri Nannen Award for his editorial work in the aftermath of Katrina.

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