Sunday, January 25, 2009

Raleigh N&O’s Flight 1549 video story doesn’t link to video

Can you believe it?

The McClatchy Company’s Raleigh News & Observer runs a story,
“Tape shows NC-bound plane's Hudson River landing,” which begins:

A newly released security camera tape shows the emergency ditching of North Carolina-bound US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in all its stunning drama - from seconds after the jetliner splashed into the frigid water until well after the last of the 155 passengers and crew members were rescued. …
But the N&O doesn’t link to the video or even a segment of it.

One reader commented:
…[K]inda strange to read an article about a tape of this event without the tape being linked or embedded in the article. Sorta like being served t-bone steak with no meat on the bone…
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, a former McClatchy paper, did include a link to a video segment with its story of the Con Edison tape. (See below small photo of plane at right of text)

At the head of the Strib’s story is a dramatic photo I’d not seen before. The camera's looking straight down the plane nose to tail with passengers on the wings and in the emergency chutes. No rescue boats are visable.

The photo can be enlarged and is worth a look.


Anonymous said...

On most newspaper web sites the wire feed posts automatically. If it's not in the AP story, no one would look to put it in.

This is the promise of the newspaperless future: sloppy journalism, untouched by editors who would notice such things.