Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sweet Sunshine

Many of us from the Northeast are commenting about the beautiful South Florida weather. It's sunny and 80 degrees today, without the oppressive mid-summer humidity. After a weekend of rain, sleet and snow, this is heaven.
I sat in on the Editing with Cultural Sensitivity session this morning. Jacqueline Charles and Myriam Marquez of The Miami Herald did an excellent job framing the key issues we face when making decisions about race and ethnicity in our newspapers. Miami is a melting-pot of cultures and it's not easy making everybody happy.
There was a brief discussion about the Herald's A-1 lead headline, "Shooter: I died like Christ" on a followup story about the Virginia Tech massacre. The paper answered numerous complaint calls about the head.

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