If you get enough real journalists in a room, sooner or later the discussion will evolve to the stories they’re most proud of — that they worked days on — overshadowed by an insignificant but memorable story.
Trust me, somewhere today a journalist is turning in his/her story about terrorism, the economy, or famine, and nobody will remember it because the newscast will have this:
I’ll just let the headline do all the heavy lifting here:
Seemingly drunk Swedish moose found stuck in tree
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.