Did you see the news of the terrible seaplane accident in Australia on New Year’s Eve?
It made me wonder how news organizations decide how to report these accidents, in particular, how to prioritise the victims’ names?
In this case, it must have seemed straightforward that the highest profile casuality, the CEO of a Global Fortune 500 company would named first, and the rest named in relation to him, with the pilot mentioned last. The BBC, CNN and Reuters all made that choice.
But can you imagine a world in which the loss of an 11-year old girl was recognised as the most tragic? And in which the rest of the victims were named in relation to her?Share this post: