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Angered over headline

March 6, 2013
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

I was extremely angered and saddened when I read a recent headline in the Sun-Gazette that graphically described a woman's experience with domestic violence, and went on to print the names of both the victim and her attacker. What value is there in sharing that information? Where is the "news" in that? Increasingly, it seems that the Sun-Gazette has turned itself into a gossip rag rather than a newspaper. As a former editor of the high school newspaper, The Billtown Banner, I would ask the Sun-Gazette to bit a bit more circumspect when choosing its headlines.



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