The lot of the Civil War sketch artist Joseph Becker…
In 1945, newspaper publisher Arthur Kasherman was gunned down on a snowy street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Was he a crusader for justice, or a low-life who angered the underworld once too many? Watch the video, read the stories, see the crime scene photos and maybe you’ll solve a 65-year-old murder mystery.
Rubbed Out is an experiment in digital history that draws on public and private archival sources and presents a story in multimedia. It’s about a violent chapter in the history of American journalism, and it’s about how to engage an audience by providing numerous entry points to a narrative.