Revelations deadly and depressing

Aug 11, 2014

In Gaza, an Associated Press video journalist has just been killed, as has his Palestinian translator. "Italian AP videojournalist and translator die in Gaza as police attempt to defuse leftover Israeli bomb," Al Jazeera America's Evan Hill fills in the blanks. "Another tragic and sad day for the @AP family," AP's Julie Pace shares. Freelance journalist David Mac Dougall reacts, "A truly terrible day for Simone's family and my friends at AP's Gaza & Jerusalem bureaux. RIP to my lovely colleague."

In Sierra Leone, an exhausting struggle continues to contain Ebola, Toronto Star's Jennifer Yang reports (182 shares). "Trying to find words to describe @jyangstar's story from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone. Failing. Just read it," colleague Kate Allen suggests.

And now for the depressing: there's this unsettling New York Daily News memo that essentially says "Thanks for keeping our Robin Williams stories SEO strong" (1,135 shares). "Hey Robin Williams writers - don't forget 'buzzy search words like *death, dead, suicide, etc.*,'" reminds Dominic Rushe at Guardian US. "The dark soul of the new 'journalism.' No thank you," columnist Connie Schultz tweets.

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