Tuesday, April 14, 2015

From Muck Rack

Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lin...
Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"The AP's report of the Lincoln assassination. Took 76 words to get to the point. Where's the inverted pyramid, buddy?wonders
 Josh Katzowitz
 with CBS Sports, after reading the original AP report of Abraham Lincoln's death
 150 years after it was filed (which has gotten 2,500+ shares
 as of last count). "Whatever the opposite of inverted pyramid is, this is it," agrees
 Steve Contorno
 with the Tampa Bay Times. "I may use this--the original news story on lincoln's assassination--in class as an example of burying the lede," admits
 Gerry Doyle
 with the International New York Times. "I'm never letting an @AP
 editor give me guff again about anecdotal ledes," announces
 AP's Nicholas Riccardi
. While we're on the subject, the Washington Post thoughtfully collected several samplings of how newspapers covered the assassination
 a century and a half ago (1,600+ shares
). Plus, meet the little girl who told Abe  to grow a beard
). Smart lass!

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