Monday, November 1, 2010

Shout-out to new NYT web feature: Disunion

Whether the Times is really just seeking a way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, or whether this is a statement of the current state of the union, the New York Times has began a new web-exclusive feature this weekend. DISUNION is a web blog in the truest sense of the term: a weekly look (daily the first week) at the events leading up to the start of the Civil War, and I suppose, the war itself.
The feature will be edited by Jamie Malanowski with additional contributions from other writers as time goes on -- Adam Goodheart, the author of the upcoming book “1861: The Civil War Awakening”, contributes the second installment appearing today.

The entire weblog is appearing under the Opinionator banner, a strange choice, though it may have been the best option available to the editors.