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In the News 13.02.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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Photography by Vanessa Jackman
Photography by Vanessa Jackman
Photography by Vanessa Jackman
Photography by Vanessa Jackman
Photography by Vanessa Jackman

 

 

1. How The New York Times Works

“Tonight, like every weeknight, the plant will print more than 300,000 copies—double that on the weekend—which by 3:25 a.m. have to be loaded onto dozens of trucks. The straight trucks, which are already at the loading docks, can fit eight pallets each, holding a total of 14,000 individual copies. The trailer trucks carry twenty-four pallets, a load of 50,000 copies. The trucks will make about eighty departures from the plant by tomorrow morning, fanning out to other distribution points, from which the copies will be delivered to grocery stores, bodegas, office buildings, and newsstands from New Haven to Albany to Trenton. Booth used to spend his nights waiting for the trucks to arrive—he had a Times paper route in the Riverdale section of the Bronx starting in 1986, when his daughter was born and he needed extra income.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Popular Mechanics

 


 

2. The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

“The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many believe that the explosion in incarceration created the crime drop. In fact, the enormous growth in imprisonment only had a limited impact. And, for the past thirteen years, it has passed the point of diminishing returns, making no effective difference. We now know that we can reduce our prison populations and simultaneously reduce crime.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Atlantic

 


 

3. A woman fell from a stadium, a man saved her; here’s what happened next

“Navidad was her only hope. Forty-three years earlier, Navidad was in Marine boot camp, crawling under a wire screen as rounds of gunfire exploded over his head, learning to react immediately to the unforeseen, and here it was, in the form of a woman’s body descending toward him at 35 miles per hour. He tried to brace himself and fall backward as she landed on him, to absorb the shock. She ricocheted off him and landed a couple of yards away, where she landed on concrete.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Sports Illustrated

 


 

4. Giving Visibility to the Invisible: An Interview With Photographer Ruddy Roye

“With over 100,000 Instagram followers, photographer Ruddy Roye came of age in Jamaica, and has lived in New York City since 2001. He has photographed dancehall musicians and fans, sapeurs of the Congo, the Caribbean Carnival J’ouvert, recent protests in Ferguson and in New York, and the faces of the many people he meets and observes every day. Roye is perhaps best known for his portraits taken around his neighborhood in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—pictures of the homeless, the disenfranchised, and those who Roye believes aren’t often fully seen.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Longreads

 


 

5. David Carr: 1956-2015

“David Carr, the acclaimed journalist, media columnist for The New York Times, and author of the bestselling Night of the Gun, died Thursday in New York at the age of 58.
Here is a brief reading list of stories by and about Carr, his life and work. It doesn’t even begin to cover it. We will miss him.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Longreads

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

 

[Images : photography by Vanessa Jackman]

 
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