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Disaster Chic?

Vogue pays tribute (we think) to New York’s “other finest” with an Annie Leibovitz photo spread. A bit tacky, no?

In electronic media, lying has become less serious. We seem to have a more cavalier attitude to the truth than we did a long time ago. There’s no longer a clear distinction between reality and fantasy because with social media, the distinction between news and entertainment has been so eroded, that this clear and important difference has been lost.

David Livingstone Smith, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New England in Biddeford, Me, to the New York Times. Disruptions: Twitter’s Uneasy Role in Guarding the Truth.

Last week saw a lot of handwringing over misinformation spread through social networks about the effects and responses to Sandy as the storm hit the east coast. In particular, to the @comfortablysmug Twitter feed where Shashank Tripathi posted purposefully fabricated stories that first responders needed to respond to set the record straight.

Rumor, fabrication and outright falsehood has been around since anything’s been around though. If it’s not that humans like to lie, a good portion of us do… or least tell a good yarn.

Important though is that while our social media provides an easy outlet for misinformation to go viral, it’s also a platform for crowdsourcing corrections more quickly than ever before. Or, at least, that’s the optimists view.

Pessimists can point to censorship and propaganda regimes that flood social media, message boards and other online gathering places with a consistent barrage of misinformation of their own.

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New York Magazine cover photo by Iwan Baan. Wow.

More Iwan Baan.

FJP: Well done.

kateoplis:

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New York Magazine cover photo by Iwan Baan. Wow.

More Iwan Baan.

FJP: Well done.

We just thought this is going to be the fastest way we can cover this and it’s the most dirct route. It’s wasn’t like, ‘Oh, this is a trend, let’s assign this on Instagram.’ It was about how quickly can we get pictures to our readers.

Kira Pollack, director of photography, TIME, to Jeff Bercovici, Forbes. Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy.

TIME gave five photographers access to its Instagram account as they covered Sandy. Many of the images can be seen on TIME’s Lightbox blog.

The cover for the northeast edition of this week’s edition uses one of the Benjamin Lowy’s photos. His work can be seen on his Tumblr.

Bonus: How do Instagram-type apps affect photojournalism? There’s a debate about that

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Sandy on Tumblr: Beating the Hurricane Blues
The disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast dwarfs anything most of us have ever experienced. But the response to that disaster from the community has humbled and gratified those of us who work at Tumblr. We want to recognize a few of the people and organizations doing amazing work related to Sandy, and we want to make it clear the credit for that work rests entirely with them. Obviously this is just a tiny fraction of the massively diverse and positive response; for more, be sure to check out the Hurricane Sandy tag.
Cool Tumblrs Doing Cool Things
• Dr. Dave Ores - A doctor on Manhattan’s Lower East Side providing free medical services to his stormstruck neighbors, among other humanitarian acts.• The Moosehead - Photographer Nathan Hoang has some amazing pre-/during/post-Sandy shots.• Is Twitter Wrong? - A mini-Snopes that’s done a lot of yeoman work disproving various fake “news” photos of menacing weather, storm damage, etc.• Momofuku - The NYC restaurant powerhouse is hosting three events today in various locations to benefit the Red Cross.• Pith - The prolific Jesse Chan-Norris has produced some of the most immediate and amazing storm photos to come out of New York, bar none. If you’ve been on Tumblr this week, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen his work.• Change.org - Publicizing services and circulating a number of petitions and initiatives to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.• Humans of New York - Our pal Brandon Stanton is of course out on the streets photographing his fellow New Yorkers with the usual aplomb and care.• Jen Bekman Projects - Donating proceeds from particular artworks to hurricane relief.• Shapeways - The 3D printing company blogged their efforts of getting back together post-Sandy.• Casey Neistat - Photog and avid biker, combining both passions for some unique photos & video of Sandy in New York.• Scott’s Pizza Journal - Very Important: Where can you still get a slice in NYC?
Hurricane Sandy Tumblrs
• Working from Home During Sandy - The staff of Bonobos doing business outside the office.• Hurricane Sandy Blog - A dedicated Tumblr from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.• Sandy Hates Books - Cleanup and fundraising for the Sandy-damaged powerHouse Arena bookstore and event space.• Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Zone A - Two guys, their cameras, and a typical neverending quest for battery charging, food, and/or beer.• Governor - Rebuilding a restaurant in New York’s DUMBO neighborhood savaged by Sandy.• Lydia Callis’ Face for NYC Mayor - Devoted to the adoration of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s on-camera American Sign Language interpreter (see also).
Media Tumblrs
• WNYC’s Transmitter - Like the radio station, WNYC’s Tumblr has stayed up thanks to listener/reader support. They’ve turned in excellent coverage and service alerts before, during, and after the storm.• The Atlantic - Tying in hurricane stories from the Atlantic’s main site, plus the Atlantic Wire and the Tumblr community generally.• The Daily - News Corp’s iPad mag putting some of their best storm content on their Tumblr as well.• Gawker - The flagship of Gawker Media (and its various siblings) moved backup sites to Tumblr after their datacenter was flooded, and their storm coverage and editorial style are a natural fit.• BuzzFeed - Also temporarily housing their newsgathering on Tumblr post-flood, BF farmed out a wide range of coverage and collection via their subject-oriented Tumblrs as well as their staffers’ blogs — notably Scott Lamb, Ryan Broderick, and Andrew Kaczynski.• Mother Jones - Mixing in activism and local storm response with national news and politics
— Photo by Noah Kalina

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Sandy on Tumblr: Beating the Hurricane Blues

The disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast dwarfs anything most of us have ever experienced. But the response to that disaster from the community has humbled and gratified those of us who work at Tumblr. We want to recognize a few of the people and organizations doing amazing work related to Sandy, and we want to make it clear the credit for that work rests entirely with them. Obviously this is just a tiny fraction of the massively diverse and positive response; for more, be sure to check out the Hurricane Sandy tag.

Cool Tumblrs Doing Cool Things

Dr. Dave Ores - A doctor on Manhattan’s Lower East Side providing free medical services to his stormstruck neighbors, among other humanitarian acts.
The Moosehead - Photographer Nathan Hoang has some amazing pre-/during/post-Sandy shots.
Is Twitter Wrong? - A mini-Snopes that’s done a lot of yeoman work disproving various fake “news” photos of menacing weather, storm damage, etc.
Momofuku - The NYC restaurant powerhouse is hosting three events today in various locations to benefit the Red Cross.
Pith - The prolific Jesse Chan-Norris has produced some of the most immediate and amazing storm photos to come out of New York, bar none. If you’ve been on Tumblr this week, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen his work.
Change.org - Publicizing services and circulating a number of petitions and initiatives to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Humans of New York - Our pal Brandon Stanton is of course out on the streets photographing his fellow New Yorkers with the usual aplomb and care.
Jen Bekman Projects - Donating proceeds from particular artworks to hurricane relief.
Shapeways - The 3D printing company blogged their efforts of getting back together post-Sandy.
Casey Neistat - Photog and avid biker, combining both passions for some unique photos & video of Sandy in New York.
Scott’s Pizza Journal - Very Important: Where can you still get a slice in NYC?

Hurricane Sandy Tumblrs

Working from Home During Sandy - The staff of Bonobos doing business outside the office.
Hurricane Sandy Blog - A dedicated Tumblr from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Sandy Hates Books - Cleanup and fundraising for the Sandy-damaged powerHouse Arena bookstore and event space.
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Zone A - Two guys, their cameras, and a typical neverending quest for battery charging, food, and/or beer.
Governor - Rebuilding a restaurant in New York’s DUMBO neighborhood savaged by Sandy.
Lydia Callis’ Face for NYC Mayor - Devoted to the adoration of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s on-camera American Sign Language interpreter (see also).

Media Tumblrs

WNYC’s Transmitter - Like the radio station, WNYC’s Tumblr has stayed up thanks to listener/reader support. They’ve turned in excellent coverage and service alerts before, during, and after the storm.
The Atlantic - Tying in hurricane stories from the Atlantic’s main site, plus the Atlantic Wire and the Tumblr community generally.
The Daily - News Corp’s iPad mag putting some of their best storm content on their Tumblr as well.
Gawker - The flagship of Gawker Media (and its various siblings) moved backup sites to Tumblr after their datacenter was flooded, and their storm coverage and editorial style are a natural fit.
BuzzFeed - Also temporarily housing their newsgathering on Tumblr post-flood, BF farmed out a wide range of coverage and collection via their subject-oriented Tumblrs as well as their staffers’ blogs — notably Scott Lamb, Ryan Broderick, and Andrew Kaczynski.
Mother Jones - Mixing in activism and local storm response with national news and politics

Service Status
Blake pinged me to ask if we’d meet at the office tomorrow. I think I’ll ask how he proposes we get there.
Here’s the South Ferry subway stop in lower Manhattan, courtesy of the MTA. — Michael

Service Status

Blake pinged me to ask if we’d meet at the office tomorrow. I think I’ll ask how he proposes we get there.

Here’s the South Ferry subway stop in lower Manhattan, courtesy of the MTA. — Michael

Hurricane Sandy After Landfall
The Atlantic has compiled a series of beautifully striking photos of the aftermath of Sandy, which you can view here. 
Image: Seawater pours into the Ground Zero construction site in New York, on October 29, 2012 (AP/John Minchillo)

Hurricane Sandy After Landfall

The Atlantic has compiled a series of beautifully striking photos of the aftermath of Sandy, which you can view here

Image: Seawater pours into the Ground Zero construction site in New York, on October 29, 2012 (AP/John Minchillo)

The Best of Sandy Coverage Online

PBS Mediashift has compiled a list of the best online resources on Sandy:

-Latest News
-Live Updates
-Twitter Feeds
-Twitter Lists
-Facebook Pages
-Photos
-Videos
-Maps
-Articles

So if you’re covering it or surviving it, click-through to check out the resources on whatever platform you prefer. We hope everyone is safe. 

New York City Subway, 86th Street
Via Stephen Dimmick.
UPDATE: via Elle Perez, “This is a low lying area in Brooklyn, which should be added to the caption.” After looking through a series of images (Google), and conferring with Jihii, whose beat was out there, it’s a Bay Ridge subway stop.

New York City Subway, 86th Street

Via Stephen Dimmick.

UPDATE: via Elle Perez, “This is a low lying area in Brooklyn, which should be added to the caption.” After looking through a series of images (Google), and conferring with Jihii, whose beat was out there, it’s a Bay Ridge subway stop.

Thanks to Sandy, Bye-Bye Paywalls

…for now.

via Poynter:

New York Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy confirmed by email that the news organization is suspending its paywall starting this afternoon, so that readers can get information about Hurricane Sandy.

“The gateway has been removed from the entire site and all apps. The plan is to keep it that way until the weather emergency is over,” Murphy said.

With the paywall in place, only digital and/or print subscribers can read beyond 10 articles. The Times suspended its paywall last year when Hurricane Irene threatened New York.

According to its third quarter earnings report released this past week, the Times has about 566,000 digital subscribers to nytimes.com and the International Herald Tribune. But thousands more will be closely following the storm as severe weather typically brings traffic surges to news websites.

Wall Street Journal Digital Network Managing Editor Raju Narisetti tweeted Sunday afternoon that all of wsj.com would be freely available starting Monday. Other newspapers have made similar announcements: The Boston Globe tweets its storm coverage is available free on Boston.com; The Baltimore Sun is dropping its wall; Newsday is also making its content available for free

FJP: Stay safe all, and happy reading.

Google Crisis Map: Sandy Edition

Embedded is Google.org’s Sandy Crisis Map with data pulled in from the US Naval Research Laboratory, the National Hurricane Center, the US Geological Survey and weather.com.

The pins show emergency shelter locations. 

Visit Google.org for a larger version, as well as the ability to filter the various data it’s pulling in.  

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