Newley's Notes

NN275: Dog – or Luck Dragon?

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πŸ‘‹ Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

Image of the week, above: I’m proud to say that my colleagues Jeff Horwitz, Rajesh Roy and I are finalists for a Loeb award for our stories on hate speech and Facebook in India.

Here are more details on the awards. Winners will be announced September 30.

Here are 10 items worth your time this week, all related to the 20th anniversary of 9/11:

1) πŸ‘‰ A WSJ piece on Saturday’s events: U.S. Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 With a Day of Memorials.

2) πŸ“Έ Separately, another moving WSJ piece: Photos That Defined 9/11, and the People in Them – 20 Years Later.

3) πŸ“Ί PBS Frontline documentary: America After 9/11.

4) 🎧 Podcast: interview with Lawrence Wright, author of “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.”

5) πŸ” Related, from Wright in The New Yorker: Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detective from preventing 9/11?

6) πŸ“° How The Wall Street Journal Published on 9/11.

7) πŸ“† 9/11 in Realtime is a collection of video and audio media from the day, designed for educational purposes.

8) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Spencer Ackerman: How Sept. 11 Gave Us Jan. 6.

9) πŸ—ž A collection of local newspaper front pages across the U.S. on the anniversary.

10) ✈️ Remembering what air travel in the U.S. was like before 9/11.


🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

β€œHaving a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest. –Falcore ”


πŸ’‘ Quote of the week:

β€œSuccess is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

πŸ‘Š Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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