NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Staffers with a nonprofit online news organization in New Orleans have been working at coffee shops and kitchen tables after losing office space at a private university.

The editor of The Lens said the organization learned it would lose its Loyola University home about the same time as its staff was working on a December story about the Loyola president's tenure on the New Orleans Civil Service Commission. They questioned whether the Rev. Kevin Wildes was too friendly with city officials backing controversial Civil Service rule changes being considered by the board.

Loyola officials say the article wasn't a factor in The Lens losing its space. They say the university's agreement with The Lens expired Dec. 30, and the space was badly needed by the University.

 

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