The Virtual Visit: Memories of a 1995 cyber-launch

Trying out a new search engine called Fazzle, I came across this CJR story by NY Post beat reporter Laura Italiano, who used to work for me at New Jersey Online about our online coverage of the Pope’s visit to New York/New Jersey in 1995.
I started at NJO in June 1995, and we officially launched the full site in January 1996, but when the Pope made his first visit in many years to New Jersey, we decided to cover it online–and cover it like we’d cover a Rolling Stones tour–replete with sound clips, download a blessing, and live action shots of His Holiness.
VZiews of the old 1995 pages live on in the Wayback Archive– here and here.