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Covering the war, part 4

July 26, 2007 | Death,Ethics,Iraq,Journalism,Local news,Military

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Local Marine, 25, shot and killed … in his hometown.

I am not saying this story does not belong on the front page. As I said before, though, I wonder what is behind the decisions about story placement. Did someone from the newspaper attend the funeral, which was held this morning? Will they run that on the front page tomorrow? With a flag-draped coffin? Would that be OK because he did not die in Iraq?

In other news, a Florida soldier who died in Afghanistan was mentioned in an Associated Press brief on page 11.

Posted by Becky @ 5:40 pm  

One Response to “Covering the war, part 4”

  1. Lance Says:

    The current administration is a firm believer in “Out of site, is out of mind”. Unfortunately, for the families of fallen soldiers, we do not afford them the respect they deserve PUBLICLY. It is all conducted behind the hangar doors.

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