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Saturday, July 6, 2019

We strive for fair, sensitive headlines

The Detroit News, November 24, 1999 (enlarge)
I've always tried to refrain from posting any stories about the murder of Gundella's daughter, for obvious reasons of sensitivity towards her children in this digital age of easy access to information, and that trend shall continue. Though, I did come across this op-ed concerning the coverage of the heinous act in the press and am choosing to post it.

While I agree with the reader, VB Simms, in some regards, it has always been the goal of newspapers to sensationalize everything to make money. They don't care about truth any more than the common man does unless it benefits their bottom line. That said, here is the piece.

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