You won’t believe what’s missing at CNN

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Here’s an interesting exercise in cultural interpretation. Here are two image grabs from news websites. The first is CNN and the second the BBC. What do you notice?

Image 1.

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Screenshot of CNN.com 2/21/18 at 4:56pm

 

Image 2.

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Screenshot of BBCnews.com 2/21/18 at 4:57pm

News of Billy Graham’s death at 99 is covered beneath the fold at CNN. There’s a single story with no photo. It’s eminently missable.

At the BBC, however, Billy Graham death is above the fold and there are two stories with accompanying photos.

Why the difference?

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