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BEST OF THE WEB: Monday's Coolest Features from Newspaper Web Sites

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

BEST OF THE WEB: Monday's Coolest Features from Newspaper Web Sites

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Monday's highlights from newspaper Web sites. Check this space daily for some of the best online features around.

Photographic MemoryLos Angeles TimesPhoto EssayBy Jack Radcliffe

Photographer/father Jack Radcliffe "chronicles his daughter's life in its most intimate moments" in this L.A. Times photo essay. From a snapshot of his daughter, Alison, shortly after birth (umbilical cord still attached) to the makeup clad teen behind the wheel for a driving lesson, to pics that portray her shaved-head "rebellious" stage, Radcliffe's photo essay shows, as he said, how the "camera, early in her life, became part of our relationship, necessitating in me an acceptance of her behavior, a quietness." It's unique and worth flipping through.

Honeybees in TroubleThe Wall Street JournalOnline FeatureBy The Wall Street Journal staff

Sure, Americans are facing high gas-prices and an ailing economy, but hey -- what about the honeybees? Doesn't anyone feel for the bzzzzzzing beauties? The Wall Street Journal does, or at least the paper's willing to take an in-depth look at how "honeybees in the U.S. continue to experience population decreases" as well as how this affects the pollination of your fave foods like almonds, apples, and alfalfa. In this online feature, the Journal does a sweet job of looking into the sticky situation.

A Doorway BackThe Philadelphia InquirerOnline FeatureBy Philadelphia Inquirer staff

This three-part series on Philadelphia's "staggering dropout crisis" -- equipped with long-form feature articles, video, audio, and graphs -- follows a handful of students as they partake in a "chance-of-a-lifetime program that offers 40 select students a shot at breaking the cycle of failure." The program, Gateway to College, offers the scholarship participants the opportunity to earn diplomas and college credits at the same time. …

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