Live-blogging the asteroid’s approach. NPR provided me with protection. (Photo by Wright Bryan)
Mark Memmott, a blogger from The Two Way, was ready for anything. -L
(Taken at the Westover Beer Garden in Arlington, Va.)
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the Earth’s Moon for calibration information on the color and brightness of its images. (Scientists have been photographing the Moon for a long time and know its brightness and color exactly.)
From the General Motors Futurama Exhibit, 1940. Featured in the Harry Ransom Center’s upcoming “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America” exhibit.
Around the time this 1994 memo went out at NPR, heralding the Internet’s imminent arrival in the newsroom, I had just been hired by the News & Observer in North Carolina to cover science, technology and Raleigh-Durham’s Research Triangle community. My only qualification: The Metro editor told me I was one of the first reporters they’d met who had a personal email address.
Back then the paper’s editorial style meant I had to define terms that were not yet in the dictionary. So stories on my beat often included clunky phrases like, “email, an electronic message sent from computer to computer…” I got back at the copy editors by planting Yiddish words from the “sch” pages of the dictionary. (“You can’t cut that. It’s in the dictionary!”)
The Internet is coming!
Our very own Pam Fessler found this memo from waaaay back in the day while she was moving desks.#nprlife (Sam Sanders/NPR)
On the plane
NPR’s Multimedia team has just cranked up a Tumblr of their own. It’s called Radio Pictures and I feel certain it will be a Tumblr worth following! —Wright
Shuttle reflections by Ben_Cooper on Flickr.
A composite image taken Jan. 4 by a NASA photographer tracks the International Space Space as it crosses the Moon’s path in sky over Houston.