ACCORDING TO TODAY'S Philadelphia Inquirer, the major recent local deaths have all been old white dudes. Of the five obituaries they ran, all are white men, and none was younger than 78.
Is there anything wrong with that?
The Daily News today has three obits - a white woman (77), a white man (59) and an African-American man (72).
Should the obituaries reflect the readership? Should diversity be enforced?
A little perspective: the New York Times began running gay wedding announcements in 2002. Some other publications followed suit. Some didn't. To this day, the practice remains controversial to some readers.
How should media outlets decide who gets covered in the news?
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