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Chronicle Front-Page Features: My Journalism Prof Gags

The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle (December 30, 2013) had four feature stories (breast milk, foster children, teachers’ high rents, hard-luck tale about an athlete) and not one single hard-news story. And it is the same sad story almost daily in this once-great newspaper.

I thought that features went inside and the front page was just for news. Or so I was schooled by my journalism instructor at UCSB.

I wrote a letter to the editor of the Chronicle about this (as I have done on several previous occasions). But none of my letters have ever run. Jeez, talk about thin skin!

(Posted by John Maybury, Pacifica Riptide, Pacifica, California)


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The trivializing of newspapers continues apace. The news industry seems to think if you appeal to idiots everyone will become newspaper readers. The Merc has undergone a complete reorganization with new sections such as "Eat, Drink, Play." Soon it will be "See Spot Run -- run, run, run.

HA! Go see Anchorman II and that will give you your answer. Your letter will run to the next staff party as a party favor.

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