Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Covering what's important ...

Reports of the tidal wave devastation in Asia have been the top headlines at most news sites since the earthquake on Sunday. Jason, who writes on a blog at Rubberslug, noticed yesterday that CNN had the story "Swimsuit model survives tsunami" right next to the lead story on the disaster (their equivalent of placing a headline above the fold). In case anyone missed the placement, I took a screenshot about 2am this morning showing the headlines:

CNN swimsuit model headline next to tsunami death toll

When I took the screenshot they'd even added an article about how the tsunami affected the holidays of celebrities.

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