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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:35 PM

9. What interests news consumers is news. The Smiths aren't in the hearts and minds like a Kennedy is.

I see news about the "Smiths" in National news often enough. The Kennedys are news to millions all over the country.

I don't care so much about Kennedys, but I recognize that news isn't written for me specifically, its written for all those who consume it. No interest, no news. Saying that stories about people like me aren't news is almost a non sequitur, a 'well yeah, and ....?'

Two newspaper headlines:

"Marble Falls thought drowned", "Kennedy thought drowned".
Which one sells the most copies? The Kennedys are national figures and for reasons I do not understand - I'm not.

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