M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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Word just came that an msnbc.com project I worked on several years ago is going into the Newseum. It’s an exhibit honoring what the Online News Association deems outstanding winners from the first decade of Online Journalism Awards.

The relevant item was part of a larger project I did on airline baggage screening in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It’s an interactive application we put together to show people what TSA carry-on baggage screeners really do and how complicated and nerve-racking their jobs really are. My contribution was the original idea, the research and the writing; much more talented people than I figured out how to actually put it together in a groundbreaking way (remember, this was back in 2002) and make it work.

People already call me a museum piece; I guess I am one now. You can find the interactive by clicking the box.

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Written by Alex

September 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

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