Joplin tornado: Photography meets technology
washingtonpostinnovations: The gut-wrenching images that emerged after a tornado struck Joplin, Mo. this week were made even more profound by digital and online storytelling techniques. The combination of traditional photography and digital technology put viewers inside the wreckage and show just how much devastation was caused to the area. In what has now become a fixture in online coverage,...
Journalists Memorial goes digital, as Newseum adds... →
washingtonpostinnovations: The Newseum is rededicating its Journalists Memorial on Monday, adding 77 names to the glass panels that already pay tribute to 2,077 journalists who have died while working since 1837. For those who can’t make the trip to Washington, there’s another way to honor them. Details »
Publishers will make another mistake if they focus on advertiser rather than...– Chip Block, retired publishing executive (via aakruse)
To loosely quote them [students in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden...– “The Abbottabad you don’t get to see,” Sohaib Athar
Perhaps because they are the sharp end of our journalistic spear, combat...– Bill Keller elegantly demythologizes war photographers, what drives them and the responsibilities of those who send them. The central character in Keller’s narrative is photojournalist Joao Silva, who was injured in Afghanistan in October of 2010. Silva is one of the photojournalists whose...
Alex Leo: The Four Kinds of NYT Headlines →
alexleo: 1) The Equivocators: These headlines present a hypothesis, but then get squirrely about going out on a limb and cover their bases. The two most common manifestations are “Something can be good, but also bad” and “Something is new, but also old.” Whatever form they take, these titles always remind me of the “Simpsons” Halloween episode in which an evil alien presidential candidate...
News limerick: Pelley named to steer the Titanic
When Couric arrived they were manic, But ratings made CBS panic; The glee turned to rancor Which made them drop anchor So Pelley could helm the Titanic. — Limerick by John Dillon, in response to Scott Pelley being named “CBS Evening News” anchor.
Fake quotations are pithier, more dramatic, more on point, than the things...– “Anatomy of a Fake Quotation,” The Atlantic
The first image of bin Laden that the White House may show us is ‘bloody and...– Philip Gourevitch on why we should not release the bin Laden photographs (via newyorker) Poynter.org hosted a live chat on how journalists should handle such photos. (The chat window is at the bottom of the article.)
The way we break news now: Rumsfeld chief of staff... →