The LAT's fire coverage

A Los Angeles Times doubletruck from Day 1 of the fires.

The Blog applauds the fine coverage by the Los Angeles Times on the wildfires currently ravaging Southern California. The Times has out-distanced all other media, in our humble estimation.

The photojournalism, the breaking news blog, the effort to connect people, the interactive graphics, and even a Twitter feed have really set the Times' coverage apart. The Blog sends good thoughts to Michael Whitley, Kelli Sullivan, Colin Crawford and the amazing photography, design and graphics staffs at The Times. That's not even to mention the other interpretive reporting going on, as well as a better-than-ever online effort, which are contributing in astonishing ways to the work on this terrible natural disaster.

To our many friends in SoCal, we're thinking of you. Be safe.

A near-textbook example of macro and micro at work in this Day 2 presentation from the Los Angeles Times. More than 850,000 residents have been evacuated.

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Blogger Tim said...

That last page is just spectacular.

Some great images (as always seems to happen in times of unspeakable tragedy) coming from lots of places, including the SacBee's Kevin German (photos at http://kevingerman.blogspot.com), who reports (via Facebook) that he's "covered in ash and hasn't showered for three days." Surely, he's not alone. Kudos to all involved in this remarkable coverage.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 2:36:00 AM  

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