Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Miami Herald posts that cannibal video again in case you'd forgotten about it

The fine line between informing Miami Herald readers and offending them

By Aminda Marques Gonzalez

June 17, 2012

When Miami police shot a naked man to stop a vicious, public and unprovoked attack of a homeless man in the shadows of The Miami Herald building, our journalists were confronted with almost daily questions:

How much information is too much information? Which photos do you publish?
As we work to provide the details, we’ll continue these discussions in the newsroom as we straddle the fine line between informing and offending our readers.

-Miami Herald executive editor Mindy Marques on the challenges her staff faced in covering the horrific Memorial day weekend attack on Eugene Poppo. June 17, 2012
Wednesday, Marques and her staff finally crossed that "fine line" between journalism and exploitation with this tweet.

Nothing like a little Cannibal Face-eating to drive up those page views, eh, Mindy? Stay classy, mamita!

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