【媒库文选】讣告如何在互联网时代焕发新生

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racked up 2.8 million views for the New York Times.

The Post's first obituaries editor, J.Y. Smith, who died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 32. The September obituary for actor Michael K. Williams ,he made one request of Bernstein: “Don't let them screw with my [Fidel] Castro obituary ! which published upon the former secretary of state's death last month,850 such obits idling in its computer system,

12月4日报道  

How Obituaries Got a Jolt of New Life in the Internet Era

讣告如何在互联网时代焕发新生

Paul Farhi 保罗·法尔希

Once a sleepy corner of journalism ,”(Written more than two decades before Castro's death , it was periodically updated and published a decade after Smith's.) The Post's obituary for Colin Powell, or at least fast,said its obituaries editor ,including on the obituaries of former president Gerald Ford and former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. As Smith himself lay dying in a hospice , obituaries have found new life in the Internet era. A well-crafted obit for a prominent figure — blending history and biography, wrote so many advance obits that his name continued to appear in the newspaper more than a dozen years after his death in 2006, was written 12 years ago by former staff writer Bradley Graham , said Hillel Italie, an Associated Press reporter who has written obituaries of leading cultural figures. Older readers have “a growing awareness of their mortality and sensitivity to the passing of those who helped define their lives, triggering nostalgia or perhaps even the reader's own feelings of mortality — can attract enormous readership online. And now there's a need for speed: The obit that comes out first ,54 ,can win the day.

The New York Times has 1 , according to William McDonald, the newspaper's obituaries editor; The Washington Post has about 900 on hand,” he said, Adam Bernstein.

Baby boomer nostalgia has stoked some of the interest in the lives and deaths of the famous , shortly before he left The Post in 2009.

citing the hunger for news about the August death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts at 80.

But the untimely deaths of younger celebrities are a proven draw as well: One of the most-read obits in The Washington Post's history was that of actress Brittany Murphy,