Michelle Obama’s great-great-grandfather, Jim Robinson, worked as a slave on the Friendfield Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. Many of the slave quarters on the plantation still stand untouched and alone on the property. View the Washington Post Story: A Family’s Exodus from Slavery
On February 27th, 2009 the Rocky Mountain News, 55 days short of its 150th birthday, closed. A 21 minute video feature about the closing of the paper appears on its website and is embedded below. Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo. For more go to their website at www.rockymountainnews.com
James Gregg, photojournalist with the Arizona Daily Star won first place in January for a wonderful story about a homeless man in Tucson. You can see the full story on the National Press Photographer’s web site at www.nppa.org.
“As a sweet-faced baby Marlon Barton, right, pictured with his mother, Pearile Barton, sister, Mary Barton and father, Larry Barton, made everyone smile. Marlon was almost 18 months old before he was identified with autism. Now that he is full grown, no one knows quite what to do with him. Barton is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs [...]
Greg Kahn, with the Naples Daily News, won 1st place in the National Press Photographer Association’s monthly clip contest feature story category for the month of February (Region 6). His story of Dr. Melanio Villarosa, a pediatrician who lives in Naples, but built his practice in Immokalee because he said he was “called by God,” [...]
This is an incredible story by Times staff photographer Melissa Lyttle and staff writer Lane DeGregory, of a feral child that was discovered by Plant City, Florida police three years ago. View the multimedia presentation at Tampabay.com.
Sun-Sentiel photojournalist Joe Cavaretta has a multimedia piece from 2006 about an 8-year-old Ft. Lauderdale boy preacher. You can see the presentation on the Sun-Sentinel web site at www.sun-sentinel.com.
One day I was walking with a female friend in Tehran when she was pulled away by the police and held in one of their offices for a few hours. Her crime? She wasn’t wearing the proper hijab — the head scarf that, in some interpretations of Islam, women must wear whenever they are in the [...]
OK, this is a bit on the lighter side, but we don’t care, it’s fun! Daron Dean’s image, shot for The St. Augustine Record, and picked up on the Washington Post’s weekly animal views feature via AP is one of many great images being shown. View the Washington Post’s Animal Views.