MidCityMessenger.com is a local, independent online source of news, commerce and knowledge for Mid-City New Orleans. Launched in January of 2013, it is modeled on the same neighborhood-based style of news coverage as its sibling website, UptownMessenger.com.
MidCityMessenger.com covers government, politics, crime, business, schools, and community events in and around Mid-City. We will report to Mid-City and its people through traditional articles and photographs, as well as video and live-blogging when possible.
Our primary coverage area will be the neighborhoods of Mid-City, Lower Mid-City, Bayou St. John and the Fairgrounds — running very roughly from City Park to Broad Street — though we’ll cover news of interest to our readers wherever it takes place.
We are financially supported by our local advertisers. We strictly adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics.
You can reach us by email at email@example.com.
Marta relocated to New Orleans after earning a B.J.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served from 2010 to 2012 as an AmeriCorps member with Project Homecoming while working as a freelance reporter. After interning at Gambit Weekly, Marta began reporting for The Lens’ Charter School Reporting Corps in the fall of 2011. She began reporting for Uptown Messenger in the fall of 2012.
She lives in Mid-City, continues to work as a freelance writer and occasionally does freelance photography work as well.