CNN: Some of the most iconic 9/11 news coverage is lost. Blame Adobe Flash

CNN: Some of the most iconic 9/11 news coverage is lost. Blame Adobe Flash. “Adobe ending support for Flash — its once ubiquitous multimedia content player — last year meant that some of the news coverage of the September 11th attacks and other major events from the early days of online journalism are no longer accessible. For example, The Washington Post and ABC News both have broken experiences within their September 11th coverage, viewable in the Internet Archive. CNN’s online coverage of September 11th also has been impacted by the end of Flash.”

New York Times: How We Built a 3-D Model of the Collapsed Surfside Condo Tower

New York Times: How We Built a 3-D Model of the Collapsed Surfside Condo Tower. “To help readers understand more about the possible reasons for the building’s failure, one of the worst in U.S. history with 98 people killed, a Times team also began an investigation. Journalists from the Graphics and National desks, including two editors who are trained architects, collaborated to review the original designs and construct a 3-D model of the building. They also examined videos, engineering reports, 911 calls and photographs to glean details about what might have gone wrong.”

CNN: Here’s how the Covid-19 conversation is changing in the media

CNN: Here’s how the Covid-19 conversation is changing in the media. “It’s happening from Fox to CNN, from The New York Times to the Los Angeles Times. And it’s happening on two tracks simultaneously. Vaccinated America is learning how to live with mostly mild flare-ups of the Covid-19 virus. Unvaccinated America is grappling with the death and suffering that comes from rejecting the protection of the vaccines. And in places where the two Americas intersect — schools, shopping malls, cookouts, county fairs — it feels like two languages are being spoken without a trusted translator.”

“Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook (NiemanLab)

NiemanLab: “Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook. “I spent the past week talking to a handful of the local journalists who have partnered with Bulletin, and I found that while they’re aware of Facebook’s mixed history with publishers, they can’t help but be hopeful. Facebook has been responsive to their suggestions and requests, several writers told me, and the platform offers an enormous opportunity to reach local audiences where they’re already spending lots of time online.”

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Data journalism self-directed course in Spanish now available after MOOC reaches thousands of journalists around the world

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Data journalism self-directed course in Spanish now available after MOOC reaches thousands of journalists around the world. “‘Introduction to data journalism: How to find and process large volumes of information’ is now available to take for free, at any time, as a self-directed course on the JournalismCourses.org online platform. The course was originally offered as a massive open online course (MOOC) from July 19 to Aug. 15 and attracted more than 4,100 students. “

Poynter: How journalists report through the fog of long COVID

Poynter: How journalists report through the fog of long COVID. “Nearly 18 months after I first woke in the middle of the night, short of breath, with pounding palpitations and searing pain in my lungs, I’m not much closer to understanding the full scope of long COVID, which will affect nearly one in three people who contract COVID-19. Even among those with mild cases — which mine arguably was — recurring and fluctuating symptoms run the spectrum from persistent fatigue and breathlessness, headache, chest heaviness, muscle aches and palpitations. The long-term effects are largely still unknown but are wide-ranging and include severe cognitive issues and even organ damage.”

‘Open season on media’: journalists increasingly targeted at Los Angeles protests (The Guardian)

The Guardian: ‘Open season on media’: journalists increasingly targeted at Los Angeles protests. “Attacks on the press are just one part of escalating rightwing street violence in the city, which has included multiple stabbings, people being sprayed in the face with bear Mace, an assault on a breast cancer patient outside a clinic, and repeated physical brawls with leftwing protesters in the streets. In another sign of growing tensions, protesters rallying against vaccine mandates showed up at the homes of two Los Angeles city council members on Sunday.”

Satellite Journalism: Best practices for working with satellite data — what I learned from the experts

SatelliteJournalism: Best practices for working with satellite data — what I learned from the experts. “Satellites orbiting the earth are collecting vast amounts of data about our planet — much of it openly available to the public. For reporters, this offers unique opportunities for original investigations and visual storytelling. But how do you get started? And what should you be looking out for? I spoke to four journalists who regularly work with satellite data about how to start, best practices and most importantly — mistakes to avoid.”

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course. “Six thousand people from around the world have just started the Knight Center’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about ‘product thinking,’ an emerging discipline in journalism that has had an impact on media outlets that have moved from being mono-product to multi-product companies. ‘Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology,’ began on Aug. 23, but there’s still time to register and catch up!”

Poynter: 3 ways news organizations can improve accessibility right now

Poynter: 3 ways news organizations can improve accessibility right now. “Almost every news organization relies on social media to share information, yet they often overlook accessibility best practices. This leaves out a portion of the population from receiving significant information…. By changing the way they post to social media and considering how people navigate the digital world differently, news organizations can connect with their audiences in a more compassionate way.”

Tony Parker: Meet The Man Who Turned Oral Histories Into An Art Form (CrimeReads)

CrimeReads: Tony Parker: Meet The Man Who Turned Oral Histories Into An Art Form . “The name may not ring a bell to those who aren’t criminologists, but Tony Parker greatly contributed to the literature and representation of criminals. In 22 books, this unassuming British gentleman chronicled all sorts of criminals—murderers, sex offenders, con men, and more—as well as underdogs and outsiders, from single mothers (In No Man’s Land) to miners (Red Hill), to people living in housing estates (The People of Providence) and small towns (A Place Called Bird). His method: to step aside and let people speak for themselves.” What an interesting read!

New York Times: Chinese Citizen Who Documented Wuhan Outbreak Falls Ill in Prison Hunger Strike

New York Times: Chinese Citizen Who Documented Wuhan Outbreak Falls Ill in Prison Hunger Strike . “A Chinese citizen journalist who was imprisoned for exposing the failures of the government’s initial response to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is seriously ill from a hunger strike, according to messages from her family shared by her former lawyer and a friend. The journalist, Zhang Zhan, 37, had traveled to Wuhan from her home in Shanghai and spent the early days of the outbreak documenting the city’s strict lockdown and the severe impact it had on residents’ livelihoods and freedoms.”