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"When the engine of the leaky fishing vessel spluttered and died, the Italian photographer Guilio Piscitelli had been on the boat crowded with migrants for more than 28 hours. Behind them were wars and revolutions. Ahead was the Italian island of Lampedusa, and the promise of a safer life in Europe,"Finbarr O'Reilly reported Friday for the "Lens" blog of the New York Times.
"Between those two worlds loomed the threat of a tragic fate that has befallen thousands of other asylum-seekers. . . ."
O'Reilly also wrote, "The crossing took place in April 2011, during the early days of the Arab Spring, long before the world's attention was gripped by desperate scenes of mass migration from the Middle East and Africa toward Europe. The experience gave Mr. Piscitelli personal insight into the risks people take in search of safety. And it drove him to embark on a long-term photographic project titled 'From There to Here,' which explores the issue of migration by tracing the migrants' paths across continents. . . ."
Judy Molland, care2.com: Why Are 5,000 Eritreans Fleeing Their Country Every Month?
Askia Muhammad, Washington Informer: So Much Trouble in the World
"The Atlantic’s October 2015 cover story by Ta-Nehisi Coates is around 17,000 words long,"Shan Wang reported Wednesday for the Nieman Journalism Lab.
"And while the length of the print story is notable — it's the longest article published by The Atlantic in more than a decade — Coates's reporting on the devastating impact of decades of mass incarceration on black families is accompanied online by an encyclopedic multimedia package that includes original videos, annotated documents, and other response pieces.
"'We publish the magazine ten times a year, so we need to take advantage of this extraordinary piece of real estate to drive a really big idea into the public consciousness,' said James Bennet, The Atlantic's editor-in-chief and co-president. 'If that is our ambition, we should be trying to reinforce that with all our other forms of storytelling.'
"Coates has written about mass incarceration in the past, and it's been an ongoing theme for the magazine. The concerted digital push around 'The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration' drew from The Atlantic's experience last year publishing another Coates cover story, 'The Case for Reparations.' That was also a multi-part piece accompanied online by photographs, original video, and interactive maps. . . ."
Wayne Bennett, the Field Negro: Maybe he should just play football.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Atlantic: A Critique That Misses the Point
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Atlantic: The Case for Decarceration
Lee A. Daniels, National Newspaper Publishers Association: Criminalizing Black Protest — and Black People
Allen Johnson, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.: Black man's burden
- Drew Magary, Deadspin: Ta-Nehisi Coates Needs An Editor, Says Editor Who Edited Like One Blog Post In 18 Months