Online Space Shuttle Crash Coverage

Online news sites reacted rapidly and robustly to the space shuttle Columbia’s crash on Feb. 1. Nearly every major site blew out the top of their site, devoting the top screen — or more — to the story. Several chose layouts they rarely use, to create additional dramatic impact. CyberJournalist.net has put together a gallery of cover snapshots from a sampling of sites and analyzed the effectiveness of their approach. Continue reading…

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