NPT’s Plaza Hotel Coverage
On Feb. 15, NPT reported that “The Plaza Hotel today was sold to Mills Plaza Properties, a company controlled by Western Refining CEO Paul L. Foster.” Merely 11 days later, renovations are underway, and some of the images captured show a building frozen in time.
On Feb. 26, I happened to be walking across Downtown with a camera and let myself into the Plaza Hotel (the doors were open, a work crew was there) to see what was going on. The story and slideshow I posted from that adventure (click here to read Plaza Hotel Begins Renovations) turned into one of NPT’s most-read stories.
In our newsroom we spend countless hours deciding what to write about, how to cover it and how our readers will respond. The Plaza Renovations story was one of those rare moments in journalism where all the timing was right and the story was a hit for both our readers and our editorial team.
If you have a chance to read the story, send me your feedback.