From a headline.. to an inside article?

Very interesting. The Early Sunday Edition of the Washington Post had put an article on Papua, written by Ellen Nakashima, on its front page, making it the headline. I fumbled through its website on Saturday to find the article nowhere (I had figured it should've been there -- the online version is usually a bit advanced than the printed one).

It appeared online several hours later (after it's officially Sunday, of course, hehehe...) and came the papers to my door. Guess what? It's now on page 17, aka the World Section, with different title. In the Early Sunday Edition it was titled "Indonesia's Continued Problem", and now it is "In Remotest Indonesia, Unfinished Business."

I haven't checked whether there are also differences in the article itself. I doubt there would be, but.. well, who knows? (I'll update it later).

Update:

No changes were made in the substance, apparently. I'm still curious why they removed the previous title. Hm. Huh, sometimes I hate riddles, especially when I can't think of an answer, kekekkekek...

3 comments:

Silverlines said...

I guess we could easily guess why there's such thing like the priority movement from a headline news to an inside article when it comes about human rights violation and all the poverty and the rest of the problems there.
What is more interesting to learn is why a big media like Washington Post did take that decision.

yang punya said...

Precisely. Actually, when I read the article word by word, it wasn't as bad as I first thought. It presented facts and did not attempt to make assumptions. But reader can make incorrect conclusion based on the interview with only one or two Papuans who happen to be on the side of those who favor independence, while we cannot say the same thing about the general feeling of the entire population.

I'm thinking of exploring this in my other blog, though :).

komentator said...

Lapor, saya nyasar di rimba Papua...
(hallaaahh...ngaraaang!!) :D

Kalo pun merdeka (?),..hmmmm...
[sambil membuka buku2 sejarah peradaban]
berapa suku di sana?