Articles By Barbara Corbellini Duarte

Barbara Corbellini Duarte, a full-time reporter and videographer at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, has always had some sort of camera in her hands. Ms. Duarte moved from Brazil to Miami in 2008, where she went on earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida International University.


The Historic Carver Theater, once a state of the art movie theater for blacks in the 1950s, reopens as a performance venue in the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, hoping to bring arts, music, culture and jobs to the region.


After facing challenges like the devastating tropical storms, an economic depression and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, New Orleans tourism industry is not only back, but approaching record levels.


Louisiana will lose 1,750 square miles to the ocean over the next 50 years as sinking soils, rising sea levels and man-made developments continue eating away at the coast. The quickly eroding oceanside prompted state officials in 2012 to approve a $50 billion, 3,000-page master plan to restore and protect Louisiana’s coast.


On a steamy afternoon in New Orleans, the Institute staff and students gathered on the Dillard campus for a very Louisiana picnic, with a crawfish boil and games.


Taylor Turner sees journalism as a form of public service. Ms. Turner, a rising senior at the University of Texas, plans to pursue a career in international news as a producer or a broadcast reporter for a news organization.



The New York Times Student Journalism Institute in New Orleans for 2014 is now concluded. We will resume in May 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.

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The National Weather Service of New Orleans/Baton Rouge issued a flash flood watch Wednesday afternoon remaining into effect through Thursday evening.