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HuffPost plans Tulane stop on cross-country tour

October 26, 2017 4:00 PM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu



Tulane University is the final stop on a 23-city, cross-country bus tour where reporters and producers from the HuffPost will conduct first-person interviews to gather the stories of Americans in their own words.

The "Listen To America" tour will use videos, podcasts and social media to highlight issues within communities around the country. While telling those stories, HuffPost is also seeking heroes in each location who have made a significant contribution in their communities.

“In order to cover the country the way we are aiming to in this new HuffPost era, we have to listen to the real, felt concerns of American citizens," said Lydia Polgreen, HuffPost editor-in-chief, in a release about the tour. "Not only will we capture these stories and share them across the HuffPost network, we will listen to the people we meet to understand how to drive our coverage through 2017 and well beyond. Our hope is to shine a light on what is most important to everyday Americans, and also to show that there is more that unites us as a country than divides us."

The bus will arrive on the uptown campus Monday, Oct. 30. Interviews are open to the Tulane community and to the public and will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the HuffPost’s mobile-video studio.