An must-read (and listen-to) magazine article: This online version of a Vanity Fair article about tapes of NORAD communications on 9/11 includes the ability to listen to each NORAD transmission at the point where it is written about in the article. I’m sure this has been done before, but more typically, such “multimedia” would be displayed as a sidebar. This is a case where hearing how the participants are speaking — their emotion — is as much a part of the story as what they are saying. Listening to these clips in the context of the story (and not a sidebar) is like reading a story one might hear on NPR — but being able to listen to the elements of the story that are best told with sound. It’s really remarkable story-telling.
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