Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Vicad's angle
There's been an entertaining run of comments today on the Advocate discussion site over the series rehashing the immigrant deaths back five years ago. One commenter has tumbled to the truth: this series is intended to be entered in the annual AP contests with the hope of winning an award. The new editor seems to set a lot of store by awards judging from the amount of attention he directed to some award they won a couple months back. If readers are annoyed with the stories, it doesn't matter because it wasn't designed for readers ... it's meant for contest judges who won't be quite as tired of the story.