Newseum strikes out with #WithoutNews activism

AK_DN

Just went to glance at a few front pages from newspapers worldwide and I was greeted with a news blackout from the folks at the Newseum, which hosts the images and are updated daily. Talk about lame.

Sure, I get it. Reporters are often risking their very lives doing their jobs. And for that I am very appreciative. The latest were working for National Public Radio and killed in Afghanistan.

Blocking folks from seeing the day’s front pages? Seems a bit counter to your message.

I would like to keep up with what’s happening in the world. The Newseum’s front page project is one of the few places left where people like me can read a newspaper from half a world away. But, sadly, they gave us a blackout instead.

Hashtag campaigns can only do so much. My complaint, however, isn’t with the hashtag campaign. It’s the decision to block out every single front page. Annoying. Counterproductive. Lame.

ajh

 

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