The storytellers behind the stories
By Frank Cerabino
In the part of the newsroom called “the morgue,” there are folders of desiccated paper clippings, rolls of microfilm and a cabinet full of index-card-sized plastic sheets of microfiche.
There’s a whole world in those cards and sheets, lifetimes of people compressed into two dimensions, countless stories of dire events rendered forgotten by time, and bulging envelopes of busy newsmakers who aren’t busy anymore.
For 100 years, The Palm Beach Post has been telling the stories of people outside the newsroom. And the morgue is a repository of that century of effort.
But it doesn’t tell the whole story.
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