Friday, 15 February 2013

Let's ogle a dead girl, why don't we?

Rupert Murdoch, the proprietor of The Sun newspaper, shocked everyone over the weekend when he hinted that the days of Page 3 may be coming to an end.

What he didn't tell us was that he was moving it to the front page and to spice things up will now include recently deceased models and alliterated details of their death.  Yes, when everyone was shocked by yesterday's news that Oscar Pistorius had fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, The Sun only saw an

Thursday, 14 February 2013

TMZ milking the Pristorius story like there's no tomorrow

When news broke this morning that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed his girlfriend, every news outlet in the world scrambled to put out some kind of story no matter how sketchy the details.

In this new digital age of journalism, the trick is to be the first (among the first) to report and have the rest of the publications to cite you as the source and give you a back link and get your hit count soaring.  It's traffic first and news second.  TMZ has taken this story a step further:  after updating new information as it