You won’t believe what’s missing at CNN

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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