May 8, 2012

Inside the New York Times’ Photo Morgue

WNYC recently reported on The New York Times morgue, which has gained much notoriety via the popularization of the Times' new Tumblr called The Lively Morgue. I presume a lot of people have already run across this gem. If not, you should add it to your RSS reader and/or bookmark it. The content is almost always fascinating. The article, and particularly the video that accompanied the article, stood out to me, in part, because they feature the morgue's caretaker, Jeffrey Roth.

I really liked the commentary provided by the Times photography and reporting staff, especially this:

"I don't know that I would say the morgue is a diamond in the rough, I might say it is a rough in the rough. It is as unpolished as the world we inhabit now, that's what makes it invaluable. It is a reminder that we are not leading a life for the first time. We've been here before."
 - David W. Dunlap, New York Times reporter.

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Blogger Tony said...

Really enjoyed this. Remind me sometime to talk about my growing fascination with our archives here at the paper.

June 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM 

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