Neil Mara columns

Neil Mara is an experienced journalist and recently a technology director at the McClatchy newspaper group. In his 2019–2020 RJI fellowship project, he works with executives at U.S. media companies, and news tech providers, to test innovative approaches to stem the loss of born-digital news content that’s vanishing from public access due to technology and industry upheaval. Mara’s project aims to preserve irreplaceable content, and examine ways this unique content can support the digital transformation of news publishing and enrich the historical record.

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Journalists uncover lessons from the 1918 pandemic useful in covering COVID-19
April 21, 2020

As readers of The Charlotte Observer found out on a recent Sunday, the common story of how the city escaped major illness and death in the pandemic of 1918 had one big problem: It just wasn’t true.


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