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Displaced New Orleans Reporters Find Help From Colleagues Across The Country

Even if you hate the media, you've got to have a soft spot for the 190 New Orleans Times-Picayune staffers still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina. At least that's what Susan Feeney of NPR--and a former T-P writer--and her Friends of the Times-Picayune relief fund hope. So far, the fund has collected $260,000 from Microsoft and individuals like New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham, and on January 25 is holding a big fundraiser. "Do the math," she suggests. "It's not much per family. I need as much money as I can raise."

By Paul Bedard