The New York Times Co. Monday announced a video collaboration with Retro Report, which "Fact-Checks Yesterday’s News," in the words of a Times release. The videos will run on the Times' Booming blog.
Future reports will take on crack babies -- "we learn that warnings in the 1980s about these children being damaged for life were not supported by the research of the time or by more recent studies," Michael Winerip writes -- and the Tawana Brawley story.
Retro Report says it combines "documentary techniques with shoe-leather reporting" because "the first draft of history can be wrong." (more...)