post by John Hoff
Summer In The City
Jaylin Dvonte Davis, age 19, was shot in the head and died Sunday night as the much-predicted Long Hot Summer of 2014 finally kicked off in North Minneapolis, and god knows when and how it will end. Want to know about Jaylin Davis? Click here to check out his Facebook page, if you have Facebook.
Some of Jaylin's photos, published in association with news about his homicide were first aired here on Johnny Northside Dot Com by guest author Jordan North, click here. Compare with mainstream media coverage on WCCO, click here.
Who has better coverage? I say the entity with PICTURES has better coverage.
Nothing Up My Blogger Sleeves!
It is, of course, no great trick to have the name and likeness of a homicide victim before television stations and the major daily papers. We live in a world where 15-year-olds on Facebook are publishing hard hitting murder coverage while mainstream media sits on their hands and awaits a "press release" to find out the name of the victim.
What, I wonder, does a "press release" do? What does it release? Does it actually release news or does it release THE PRESS, who had the news all along but for some reason aren't willing to use Facebook as a source?
Is a "press release" like the old joke about...