Jul 10 2009 12:42 PM
This week, the Nieman Foundation's Narrative Digest published interviews with St. Petersburg Times reporters Ben Montgomery and Waveny Ann Moore about their co-authored April story on the effects of a century of abuse at the Florida School for Boys.
Meanwhile, journalism by the masses continued to change coverage of events: After the July 6th riots in Urumqi, China, The Globe and Mail covered their front page with citizen images (posted on Twitter), while those looking for citizen opinions could read Global Voices' translation and aggregation of Han and Uighur points of view.
The New York Times' two-month-old Lens Blog highlighted more exemplary visual journalism, from an NYT video obituary of Michael Jackson to a powerful photo essay by Marvi Lacar on Maasai girls, rescued or rehabilitating from circumcision and early marriage, featured on photography website photobetty.
NPR aired two interviews about journalism and trauma: Reuters' once-kidnapped global editor for multimedia multimedia Chris Cramer on keeping journalists safe and groundbreaking psychiatrist Anthony Feinstein on journalists facing down traumatic stress.
And the Washington Post carried an exceptional investigation by Steve Fainaru and William Booth on the use of torture by the Mexican army.
Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He has reported for NPR, Marketplace, WNYC, High Country News, the Orange County Register and others. From 2008 to 2012, he also worked for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, relaunching, editing and producing multimedia content for dartcenter.org.
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