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Times Editor Chris Lopez's weblog

Monday, March 28, 2005

Monday headlines, March 28

The death watch for Terry Schiavo continues, with word that her death is imminent. It's always difficult to assess whether that is the case or not. In any event, we've had discussions on how to play her death in the newspaper.
One discussion we had late last week was what would happen if both Pope John Paul II and Terry Schiavo died on the same day. One editor asked me whose death would be more prominent on our front page if both died on the same day. I said, without hesistation, Pope John Paul. In my mind, in terms of news value, I see the death of the leader of the Roman Catholic church playing much more prominently than the death of Terry Schiavo. To me, it's not that difficult of a call but more of a no-brainer. Nonetheless, it was an interesting conversation and an interesting decision to think about if it came to that.


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