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The Anniston Star And The Future Of Journalism

by | 10th, July 2009

anniston-star1THIS is the front page of last Monday’s issue of The Anniston (Alabama) Star.

Ten mug shots of “Calhoun County’s MOST WANTED” splayed across page one of the Star’s June 29th edition. Photos and vital stats of the WANTED— five wanted for “child support”-related reasons, none particularly new additions to the list — presented as front-page news. The first of a four-page, broadsheet, newsprint “wrap” around the real paper. All “a product of the marketing department of The Anniston Star,” as it said in unobtrusively-sized print beneath the The Anniston Star banner (just below the paper’s tag line, “a home-owned newspaper.”)

Who needs journalists?

Spotter: Liz Cox Barrett, CJR

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