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“We stepped in and started doing it”: How one woman built an award-winning news outlet from her dining room table » Nieman Journalism Lab
“We had to shift from the idea of ‘We’re a traditional newspaper that covers everything’ to ‘We’re a niche publication that is going to — that can only do things that we have a revenue model for.'”
journalism  publishing  canada  environment  vancouver  911 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
SCIFI.COM / Tribute
Science fiction writers' responses to the September 11 attacks
september11  911  sciencefiction  essay  writing 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Portrait of Bush as a Victim of His Own Certitude
“What the president says in effect is, We’ve got to press on in honor of the memory of those who have fallen. Another way to say that is we’ve got to have more men fall to honor the memories of those who have already fallen.”
iraq  september11  911  president  bush  books  nonfiction  interviews 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
The Phoenix: Bring it on
“This is a crime scene. No photography.” “Fuck them. They can’t stop me. They can’t stop photography. No photography meant no history.”
photography  911  september11  media  journalism  nyc  wtc 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
The New Yorker: The World after 9/11
"We were attackable. And so our enemies lost their respect for all of our billions of dollars’ worth of hardware."
911  september11  terrorism  usa  europe  afghanistan  iraq  iran  lebanon  war  politics 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 09/11/2006 | Diverted flight lands at SFO
"They found an unattended bag. They landed to have it checked out. This is fairly routine. You know, they pay special attention to this kind of thing all the time, not just today. It's part of your security routine."
sfo  airport  911  september11  contracostatimes  atlanta  dallas  texas 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaMo: "Confessions of a Humvee Liberal" by Michael Hirsh
"Wars are always deadly, no matter how perfectly planned. That's why one tries so hard to avoid them -- and why the whole idea of a 'war of choice' is a sin in itself."
iraq  war  terror  books  911  bush  usa  politics 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Eleventh of Never
"You can never go back and pick up where you left off. Such an enormous event doesn't just postpone or divert things; it upsets everything kind of forever. It's as if life starts all over."
september11  terrorism  911 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Dangerous Characters
"[...] Terror, for its spectators if not for its direct victims, is a visual phenomenon, where the novel is verbal and interior. And then the novel -- as goes without saying, but is most important of all -- doesn't kill anyone."
books  terrorism  september11  fiction  911 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: What's in A Name? Ask This Traveler
"The world is a place of nuance, flux, hardship and complexity: We all live together in it. The real safety will come from learning how to live together better, not from trying to push others out."
academia  travel  writing  911  transportation  ethnicity  race  palestine  civilliberties  identity 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: The Pop Culture of 9/11
"With M.I.A. and other modern, non-U.S.-based artists such as dj/rupture, you can hear the non-glossy, even arbitrary collisions of cultures over militant, indifferent rhythms."
songwriting  music  terrorism  911  usa  globalization 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NY: Susan Sontag's Sept. 11 essay
"'Our country is strong,' we are told again and again. I for one don't find this entirely consoling. Who doubts that America is strong? But that's not all America has to be."
911  obituaries  usa  writing  politics 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge Malcolm Bull's "You can't build a new society with a Stanley knife"
"But in a total society, it is not the social that needs a contract but the individual - an anti-social contract that creates individual spaces in a world totally regulated by meaningless mutuality."
911  politics  reviews  society 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: The start of history
"One day Arthur Koestler and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's frontal assaults on Soviet totalitarianism will barely be remembered; but people will always read George Orwell's Animal Farm. It seems allegory, rather than the literal, has the power to endure."
911  history  novels  writing 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Blocks: Lost From Skyline, but Not From the Landscape
"The critical thing is that you don't change history. You don't see it differently. You understand it differently."
911  aesthetics  identity  nyc 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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