The New York Times: Counting bodies and column inches

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Mar 7 2013, 12:00:27

Since Jeffrey Gettleman's beloved machetes remain sheathed after a peaceful (and therefore thus far apparently uninteresting) Kenyan election, America's paper of records put Africa's other most important story on its front page yesterday. That's right, Oscar and Reeva. It was a blockbuster, stretching from the front page (above to the fold) to occupy an entire page [...]

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