Margaret River and the dangers of “if it bleeds, it leads”

Crikey readers respond to the media coverage of the Margaret River tragedy, gender disparity in the LNP and more.

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Margeret River

It's common journalistic knowledge that stories about murder and other horrific crimes draw the most interest: if it bleeds, it leads. But Bhakthi Puvanenthiran's analysis of the media coverage from Margaret River yesterday has some readers questioning that basic tenet. What are we gaining by sending journos out for the gory details, and what would a better practice actually look like?

 

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