This new site by a newspaper designer is fan-fucking-tastic, as he breaks down how different papers handle the news. Reminds me of what Brill’s Content used to do, critique the media, and I was wondering if anyone would ever fill some of their vacuum.
Currently, the site is focused on the use of grisly images from Iraq this past week. As folks at MetaFilter pointed out, it’s striking that in all the calls to curb “indecency” on our airwaves, we focus on sex and bad language, but photographs of burnt corpses hanging by ropes and being trampled on by people is just fine for the neighborhood newspaper.
Which is worse, seeing an almost bare breast or looking at photos of burnt remains of our soldiers?