Victoria L. LaPoe is Assistant Professor and broadcast and film sequence coordinator at Western Kentucky University. She is coauthor of the book Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. Benjamin Rex LaPoe II is Assistant Professor of interactive storytelling in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. LaPoe is the newsletter editor for the Minorities and Communication division of AEJMC and advisor for the Multicultural Journalists student group at WKU.
"The book to read to understand that storytelling in Indian Country is not just a cultural act, but a journalistic one. The LaPoes' authentic research into the norms and routines of more than forty Native journalists documents how Native journalism has evolved in digital spaces to provide visibility to long invisible communities." --Cristina L. Azocar, chair of the Department of Journalism at San Francisco State University, former president of the Native American Journalists Association