The Mario Blog
08.11.2017—1am
All about the Eclipse: the Times nailed it.

Great coverage of everything you need to know about the Aug. 21 eclipse, in one special supplement section of The New York Times Magazine.

This is the weekend edition of TheMarioBlog and will be updated as needed. The next blog post is Monday, Aug. 14 and I will be reporting from the Republic of Panama.

 

It’s one of those stories that happen every 100 years: on Aug. 21, the moon’s shadow will appear over the Pacific Ocean and make landfall in the morning (local time in Portland, Oregon).  Whether permitting, people will be able to see a one of a kind view if they aim for the sky: a black hole where the sun should be.

The Times editors and designers have explained it all, with great visual storytelling. Here are samples from the printed edition of the supplement which was published Sunday, Aug. 6. The package is robustly filled with excellent graphics that explain the story in details. I can imagine many people saving this supplement not only for the day of the eclipse. School teachers may find it useful as well to explain the phenomenon to their students.

Take a look:

 

The Tennessean shines

Another angle on the eclipse story, this one in the Sunday, Aug. 6 edition of The Tennessean, dealing with the economic bonanza that the eclipse represents for the state of Tennessee.

 

Highlight:

Businesses statewide are preparing for the massive influx of visitors that the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse will bring to Tennessee this month.

With Tennessee tourism officials estimating as many as 1.4 million visitors coming to see the eclipse, up to 200,000 will travel to Clarksville to spend nearly two-and-a-half minutes in the path of the eclipse on Aug. 21.

Read the story here: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/08/06/solar-eclipse-2017-turning-tennessee-cities-into-boom-towns/527238001/

And also from: Great eclipse graphic by Kent Travis.

 

…and an engaging idea from Univision

If viewers put their zip code in, Univision will tell them if and how they can see solar eclipse from their location.

http://www.univision.com/noticias/eclipse-solar/escribe-tu-zip-code-y-descubre-como-se-vera-el-eclipse-solar-en-tu-ciudad

 

How newspapers are covering the North Korea missile crisis

 

Here is my piece as published in Columbia Journalism Review yesterday:

 

https://www.cjr.org/analysis/north-korea-trump-kim-jong-un.php

 

 

Digital Media North America

http://events.wan-ifra.org/events/digital-media-north-america-2017

 

 

This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance (NMA), will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world’s most advanced media companies.

I will be one of the speakers for this conference in New York City.

Digital Media Awards (Deadline for entries: Aug. 23)

I am honored to be on the jury for this WAN IFRA-sponsored competition.

 http://events.wan-ifra.org/events/north-america-digital-media-awards-2017

From Best Use of Online Video to Best News Website, from Best Advertising Campaign to Best Data Visualization Project, WAN-IFRA’s North American Digital Media Awards call upon the US and Canada’s most innovative news media companies to present their best and latest digital projects to benchmark their achievements in 10 competing categories.

The entry submission deadline is August 23.

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