Powerful old-media storytelling/Crash on the Hudson

Words. Words. Words. Throughout the quarter, even though we’ll be talking about audio and framing and pacing we’re not going to ignore the power of the written word. This is a few days old but when I read it I could not stop. Simple but evocative sentences. Plenty of voices. Great description. It’s one of those stories that left me visibly moved.

Here’s how it starts:

“Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads between their knees, and several prayed over and over, “Lord, forgive me for my sins.” But a man named Josh who was sitting in the exit row did exactly what everyone is supposed to but few ever do: He pulled out the safety card and read the instructions on how to open the exit door.”

For the full New York Times story go here.

And if you do, consider how/if the 911 audio that’s published; the Coast Guard video and the interactive graphic really adds to the printed story.

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One response to “Powerful old-media storytelling/Crash on the Hudson

  1. When I try to go to the NY Times article, a pop up says that “the URL is not valid.”

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