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)