August 22, 2008

Dear Shark,

We’re writing to express our gratitude for letting us jump you today. We couldn’t have produced “Going to the End of the Line” without your help, and sincerely appreciate your cooperation in the endeavor.

We look forward to working with you again in the future. Perhaps on another interactive feature, this time about the mystery, rugged beauty, and triumph of the human spirit that is the M100 bus line? We’ll be in touch. In the meantime, thank you again for your valuable assistance.

All the best,

The New York Times

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.