Monday, June 24, 2013

Winehouse revisited

Further to yesterday's post about how The Observer presented the Amy Winehouse story...

I didn't see the print edition until quite late yesterday. In print, the interview has the same standfirst as online. But there's a crucial difference.

Even if you didn't read the main paper - which had a (sensitively written) news story about the bulimia claim - before you got to the magazine, the anatomy of the magazine meant any reader arriving at the page would have come to the "what really killed her" line through a different path. In that context, it felt less jarring.

It doesn't make the way the online piece is displayed all right, but it's reassuring to know this looks like an awkward side-effect of trying to publish something physically and digitally at the same time. Should have been picked up, though.

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