Jim Amoss is editor of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. The newspaper's staff has been publishing online from Baton Rouge since evacuating its New Orleans offices last week.
The newspaper has criticized the federal government's response to the hurricane and published an open letter to President Bush calling for the firing of all Federal Emergency Management Agency officials — especially director Michael Brown.
In Thursday's edition, the paper detailed the step-by-step turn of events Monday, August 29, when the hurricane turned into a catastrophe. According to the report, "Top officials continued to operate for a full day under the mistaken belief that the danger had passed."