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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Why, exactly, is this a national news story?

Prosecutor out 'to discover truth' about teen's death

Parents believe son was murdered

State authorities ruled no foul play was involved in the death of Kendrick Johnson, who was found in a rolled up gym mat. A federal prosecutor says he's opening a formal review of the case.FULL STORY
In fact, why is any one murder ever a national news story? A leading story especially?
With 14,000-16,000 murders in any given year, why are some newsworthy whereas others are not?
And what about the hundreds of thousands and millions of others who are killed through the reckless and negligent actions of other people that never make the news?

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