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Neil McIntosh On THe Trouble With US Newspapers

by | 9th, April 2008

NEIL Mcintosh , head of editorial development for guardian.co.uk , thinks US newspapers are failing is because they don’t make news palatable for readers.

Taking a copy of the LA Times as an example, simply because it’s local and handy and described by one participant as the West coast’s most important news source, you have to say things could be better. For instance, this front page tale about safety checks on US airliners isn’t sure if it’s a human interest, business, aviation or travel story, and ends up being none of the above – at huge length. It sat, on the front page, alongside a long apology for, and probe into, a reporting cock-up on a story about an attack on rapper Tupak Shakur, also delivered at remarkable length.

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