Brooklyn Plane Crash
Friday, December 17, 2010
On the morning of December 16th, 1960, two airplanes collided in the fog over New York City. The New York Times ran a triple banner headline, covering what was the worst air disaster in American history at that time. Fifty years later, The Times is covering the story again. Nytimes.com’s deputy metro editor Wendell Jamieson says the project highlights the stark difference in the way newspapers covered such disasters then and now.