(Originally posted on Aug. 27, 2010)
A post at the Knight Digital Media Center blog points to an excellent project that is “within reach of even small local news organizations” to emulate: CNN’s “Hurricane Katrina: Then and Now.” As Amy Gahran writes:
“When you stroll down a familiar street, or glance at a familiar landmark, your mind’s eye superimposes how that scene looked in years or decades past, under typical and extreme circumstances.
“That common experience is what makes CNN.com’s recent photo retrospective Katrina Then and Now so compelling—and it’s something other news organizations can emulate, not just for disaster remembrances…
“The result is a gallery of 31 haunting photos.
“In each image, a hand holds up a 2005 photo of Katrina’s devastation—in front of that same scene, but in the present day. The images align to create the strong illusion of a window into the past.”