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Sat May 23, 2020, 10:41 PM

The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names

Last edited Sun May 24, 2020, 09:21 AM - Edit history (2)

Source: NY Times

The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names

A presentation of obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country tries to frame incalculable loss.

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.

Instead of the articles, photographs or graphics that normally appear on the front page of The New York Times, on Sunday, there is just a list: a long, solemn list of people whose lives were lost to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the death toll from Covid-19 in the United States approaches 100,000, a number expected to be reached in the coming days, editors at The Times have been planning how to mark the grim milestone.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/reader-center/coronavirus-new-york-times-front-page.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:42 PM

1. I Believe Each Name

has been given a one sentence obituary

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:50 PM

3. Yes, each name has a simple statement about the person.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:44 PM

2. Very effective front page, drives home several points without saying it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:10 PM

4. Vibes to all the list and their lived ones.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:24 PM

5. No sweat! There's plenty of time for Donald to play golf.

No sweat! There's plenty of time for Donald to play golf.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:31 AM

7. The con man said 15 and it will go away - should be visible in a box.

And then went golfing on the taxpayers' dime (approx. $133,000,000) - right under.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:59 PM

6. Sad mad

So fing Mad ... and so sad ..

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:59 AM

8. Imagine the number of folks they LEFT OFF

thousands of people lost in a black hole of lies

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:38 AM

9. "this tweet is unavailable" -- i wonder why

and i'm not seeing that on their front page website.

??

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:02 AM

10. Got a NYT link for the story?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:26 AM

11. Here

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Response to Danascot (Reply #11)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:18 AM

13. That tweet has now been deleted because the newspaper has now been printed - here's the link......

....to the actual front page:

https://www.nytimes.com/

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:17 AM

12. At the time it was only a tweet (the Sunday newspaper hadn't been published yet)....

Here's a link to their front page now:

https://www.nytimes.com/

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:29 AM

14. Nice to see a showing of genuine guts by the NYT. Doesn't happen often enough.

Who knows? Maybe they'll have enough courage to reinstate political cartoons in their Opinion section.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #14)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:37 AM

15. The NY Times has never run political cartoons in it's domestic edition, just international edition.

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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:50 AM

16. Still a chickenshit move, taking them out of global edition. (nt)

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:15 PM

17. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

No analysis or opinion pieces.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:11 PM

18. After a review by forum hosts....UNLOCKING

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