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Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Writing about the Dead with Respect
After 9/11, the New York Times decided to do a brief obit for each of those killed at the twin towers that day. It turned into Portraits of Grief, a remarkable mosaic of pain and loss and catharsis.
Here's the link. I'm not sure if the portraits are behind the subscription wall or not. I hope not.
Click on the Reporters and Editors video for sense of the effect the creation of these pieces had on those who wrote and edited them.