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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Dean Baquet, the New Orleans native who rose from The New Orleans States-Item to become executive editor of The New York Times , was the speaker tonight at the 6th annual Ed Renwick Lecture Series at Loyola University, which packed ...

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New Orleans native Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, talks about his 40-year career in newspapers


Dean Baquet, the New Orleans native who rose from The New Orleans States-Item to become executive editor of The New York Times, was the speaker tonight at the 6th annual Ed Renwick Lecture Series at Loyola University, which packed the university's Nunemaker Hall with a crowd of students, faculty and a good number of local journalists, many of whom worked with Baquet at The Times-Picayune.

"My life is a story about what's wrong with New Orleans and what's so great about it," Baquet said, mentioning that he came up as the son of a Treme bar owner duriing a time when New Orleans largely was segregated. "I don't remember being outside Treme except when my father would go to the French Quarter to buy cigarettes for his bar.? [ Read more ]

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