U.S. news blackout on #panamaPapers

This is a post about relevance. Or lack thereof.

These screen captures of home pages or business/world pages of major news sites were taken between 1:00-1:30 am Pacific, Monday 4 April. The Panama Papers story was at least 12 hours old. It is arguably one of the biggest stories of the past 100 years based on the breadth of the collaboration and the scope/size of the story.

Additional screen captures at 7:00-7:30 am does not require a change in headline.

Scroll through and weep.

1.30 am

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7.30 am

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12.01 pm

When did major US media start writing about the story (check timestamps)? Wire stories do not count.

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Now look at foreign media.

Feel free to weep some more, for a different reason.

1.30 am

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7.30 am

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We can talk about the state of home page design at another time. I didn’t realize it had gotten this awful.

 
 

News aggregators

The changes at Memeorandum, MediaGazer and GoogleNews show which news organizations are paying attention.

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11.45 am

The story is now on the Google News home page, and there is expanded coverage on Memeorandum.

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Consider checking this Reddit thread for continuous updates.

 
 
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Posted at 1.40 am; updated at 8.20 am and 11.50 am Pacific.

Written by Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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