Newspaper Editor Shows How Media SHOULD Have Covered Robin Williams's Death


A lot has been said about the flawed and at times intrusive nature of much of the media coverage of Robin Williams's suicide on Monday.

The New York Daily News published a particularly insensitive front page Wednesday morning, with the words "HANGED" in large, bold font and graphic, private details about the actor's home life written above.

In response, Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl decided to show how he might have done things a little differently if he were in charge of the newspaper's front page.

"I took the liberty of re-editing the Daily News' shameful Robin Williams cover," he wrote in a Facebook post.

Click here to see the Daily News' front page.

Here is how Scherstuhl would have done it:

(h/t: JimRomenesko)

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