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Posted on April 14 at 7:40 a.m.
Thank you, I did notice that they were the same. I continue to feel that the headlines could be improved upon and that the articles I linked to leave something to be desired in the way of tact. Let us agree to disagree. I hope that when I die the headline reads a little more like "Natalie, Community Activist and Educator, Dies at 70" and not "Natalie is Dead" and that the article doesn't mention whether my friends are drunk or not while grieving. To each their own.
On Kat Maxwell, of “Jane and Kat” Duo, Is Dead
Posted on April 13 at 11:02 p.m.
To be fair, however, the articles and obits on homelessinsb.org truly are (again in my opinion) quite lovely...
Posted on April 13 at 10:33 p.m.
Fair enough. It may be common in news media, but I certainly think 'Prusoff, Who developed AIDS Drug, Is Dead at 90' has a different ring to it than "Timothy A. French, “Shakey,” is Dead" and "William “Lucky” Bedel Is Dead." I'm not accusing the author of not caring about her subjects, but the lack of tact is palpable. Additionally, read the articles you're citing and then read the ones I've cited. The difference is clear. As a special educator and long time advocate for people with mental health issues and/or cognitive disabilities, I'm loathe to believe that these articles honor the deceased in the same way your articles do theirs and the primary difference, in my opinion, is how they are viewed by society.
Posted on April 13 at 4:52 p.m.
My point is that both Jane and Kat are someone's family members and if a paper did a news article on one of your family members with the headline "(Insert your mother's name here) is Dead" you might feel like it was tacky and disrespectful.
Posted on April 12 at 10:59 p.m.
If the Independent is going to bother to 'report' on the death of a community member, homeless or not, they should have the decency to use more respectful language regardless of whether it's an article or a death notice. "'Woman Drowns Near Stearn's Wharf," "Local Woman Suffers Siezure" not "So and So is Dead." Come on now...
Posted on April 12 at 5:41 p.m.
Aw, poor victimized (temporary) citizens of Isla Vista! Are you protesting the spikes in fees you'll be facing next too or are your parents paying for those?
On Beach Ban Sinks Floatopia Again, but Deltopia Rages On
Posted on April 12 at 4:21 p.m.
"Kat Maxwell, of “Jane and Kat” duo, is Dead""Timothy A. French, “Shakey,” is Dead""William “Lucky” Bedel Is Dead"
What's the deal with these headlines Independent? If the person who passes is homeless they get the "is Dead" treatment? Anyone else think it's a bit blatant. I didn't see a "Fess Parker is Dead" headline. The first one was offensive, the second one was obnoxious, the third one has me completely disgusted. Get it together Independent. It's rude.