Clara remembered skimming newspapers twice daily to find out what was going on. Around here, murders were uncommon and would have been covered with zeal. The headlines were an art unto themselves, and the prose was so flowery back then.
Major accidents, fires, or unexpected deaths were also covered in depth. If a newspaper didn’t report on a situation, another was sure to.
It was said these modern news outlets were in competition. However, the difference in what they covered appeared to be cosmetic. Two blasts occurring within hours of the other should have been reported. Not one of them thinks the news will sell? Raise their ratings? Or put their names on the map?