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“‘An Incalculable Loss’: NY Times Sunday Front Page Features 1,000 Coronavirus-Related Obits”
“Josh Crutchmer, the NY Times’ print planning editor, shared an image of [May 24’s] paper, which describes the death toll as “An Incalculable Loss.” The entire front page will be dedicated to paying homage to the human loss from the pandemic. The 1,000 obits reflect only a 1% of the total causalities in the United States.”
“The Times’ compiled the 1,000 names by scouring the obits from local papers around the country. Simone Landon, assistant editor of the Graphics desk at the Times’ said they wanted to combat what she called “a little bit of a fatigue with the data” among their readership,” by Tim Baysinger, The Wrap. Read more