• New York Times Bringing More Photos, New and Old, to Its Stories

    11 days ago - By WWD

    Get ready to see a lot more history and photography in The New York Times.
    The newspaper is starting the process of digitizing and uploading to a Google cloud about six million photos and pieces of microfilm currently stored in a third-level basement of its newsroom, known as “the morgue,” so reporters and photo editors can actually use the images for news stories. The archive materials will be generating a lot of their own coverage as well, as the Times is launching a project called “Past Tense,” which will generate two or three stories a week based on the old photos.
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