61-year-old woman found drowned at her home
Original post made on Jun 19, 2012
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on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Guess I'm not sure why the person's age was included in this tragic story.
Would you have said a 45-year-old woman? How about a 23-year-old woman?
What sort of implication are we supposed to draw (IF ANY) from the age of the person?
on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:20 am
The victim's age is relevant and there should be no implication or connotation associated with that piece of information. It is policy to publish the age of a victim if that information is given by officials -- we would publish the age of a 45 and 23-year-old victim as well -- as well as gender.
on Jun 22, 2012 at 9:43 am
wowee Rick - you are one sensitive guy. Article also said "woman" - IT'S CALLED INFORMATION! News services TRANSFER INFORMATION to those who want to know. What do you want the article to say: "found drowned at someone's home"?