What Do Readers Want?
As the end of the year approaches, we've been discussing whether it's worthwhile to do "Significant Deaths of 2008" story. A story like that is always full of surprises -- deaths you didn't notice during your busy lives, or those you overlooked for a myriad of reasons. Here's a fine story by former Post staff writer Bart Barnes that kicked off one such end-of-year compilation -- people still ask about this, which was headlined "You Really Have to Love Life to Write About Death Everyday."
Some major newspapers keep a running list on their website, something that we have not done yet, but perhaps with a bit of reader feedback we could convince the web producers to get underway.
Here's the question: Do you think it's worthwhile for us to pull together an end of the year list (linked, of course, to our obits) for the notable deaths of 2008 -- everyone from Sir Edmund Hillary to whomever steals the Christmas Day headline?
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Posted by: Blurgle | November 20, 2008 2:52 PM
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