On Sunday, February 10, 2013, The Providence Journal will begin a 12-day series marking the tenth anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire. With daily front-page stories, film, multi-media, social media, still images and a major online presence allowing everyone to participate, we will explore the dimensions of the tragedy that killed 100 and injured more than 200 -- while, first and foremost, honoring the people who were affected in so many ways and still are.
In the works since last year, this commemorative series is being produced by a team of writers, photographers and editors -- most of whom have been on the story since it first broke , and our night-shift reporter on that Feb. 20, 2003, Karen Lee Ziner, was among the first members of the media on the scene. The hundreds of stories and photographs we published in 2003 alone made The Journal a finalist in the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. For ten years, we have taken our duties and responsibilities seriously and with solemn purpose.
Read a story I wrote11 days after the fire that captured the state of our state.