Newsweek defends flooding Google with Anthony Bourdain clickbait articles immediately following news of his death
Source: The Verge
“Readers consume Newsweek’s stories in different ways,” said Newsweek's global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper in response to criticism over Newsweek's Bourdain clickbait stories. “When a big story breaks, some readers want an in-depth, reflective piece of the kind we run in Newsweek magazine. Others prefer smaller pieces that answer specific questions about the events or people involved. That’s how our newsroom handled the death of Anthony Bourdain: quick takes on key aspects of the story, which in turn feed a classic tribute to Bourdain in the magazine. We did the same with the death of Kate Spade, the Royal Wedding and Trump-Kim summit, which was the subject of a Newsweek cover story a few weeks ago. The goal of our coverage is to serve all of Newsweek’s readers in the ways that they choose to engage with a story.” ALSO: Bourdain fans made a memorial outside his restaurant.
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