New York Times Obituary Writer On The Struggles Of Covering COVID-19
At The New York Times, obituary writer Glenn Rifkin has had to pivot to cover those who have died from the coronavirus. Rifkin calls the tragedy of covering the pandemic the “anonymity of big numbers” and seeks to honor each life with his contributions to the paper’s “Those We’ve Lost.”
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Rifkin about his process and ideology behind writing the obituaries.
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