Inside a Tragedy
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has created an amazing site devoted to the August 1 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge. It combines photos and a map and a legend of each vehicle involved, multimedia reports of each person involved, and ways to contribute to the information.
It’s comprehensive and interactive and utterly fascinating look at a news event, without being maudlin or gory or intrusive. People who say newspapers can’t work with new media haven’t noticed things like this.