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Is unpublishing old crime stories Orwellian or empathetic? The Boston Globe is offering past story subjects a “fresh start”
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April 23, 2012, 5:14 p.m.
LINK: twitter.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   April 23, 2012

Norwegian journalist Trygve Sorvaag is covering the Anders Behring Breivik trial and notes a bit of journalism innovation by the families of Breivik’s victims:

Jim Gordon on Quora notes it’s pretty bad design: “The red circle should have a red diagonal diameter.”

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