Only eight dead? Meh, not interested.

Something to think about in terms of where and why an editor chooses to position a particular story in the paper.

This news item details the mass murder of eight people in a Georgia trailer park. It caught my attention because it was placed deep inside  of my local city paper, on page 15.

Trailer trash trashed in trailer
Trailer trash trashed in trailer

Two thoughts:

1) It would seem that for a mass killing to make it onto the front page nowadays, it needs to take place in either a school or a university.

2) Poor, dead trailer trash obviously don’t sell newspapers.

Or maybe eight dead is no longer enough to raise any interest.

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