M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

An analog journalist in a digital world

The power of user-generated content

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This is a good story:

For 20 minutes, Juan Diaz hung out the third-floor window of his burning Willimantic home, waiting to be rescued.

He was losing feeling in his fingers, but he relied on sheer will to stay alive.

Diaz lost everything in the Sunday afternoon fire. According to the American Red Cross, 26 people were displaced from the five-family home on Clark Street.

What makes it a great story is the accompanying user-generated photo submitted by viewer Nicole Cirifalco:

Full story (WVIT-TV of Hartford, Conn.)

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Written by Alex

October 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

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