Thursday, March 08, 2007

Newspapers, sports and sex -- is the trend inevitable?

>From the San Francisco Chroncle, Sunday March 4, 2007:

Publications employ titillation in their pages and on their Web sites to
lure back readers

By Jonathan Curiel, Chronicle Staff Writer

For The Sun, Feb. 20 was a banner news day. The tabloid London newspaper
led its front page with an exclusive story on lingerie model Caprice
Bourret checking into rehab. The story's three paragraphs were dwarfed by
a poster-size color photo of the California-born woman wearing nothing but
a bra and panties -- an image tailor-made for a newspaper that thrives on
images of topless Page 3 Girls and stories about celebrity affairs, sex
and scandal. MORE AT:

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