Just taking a snapshot in time. That is what the media is supposed to do. Tell the story of a specific moment for generations to come. That feelings. The emotions. The facts. The purpose. The media is the on the spot historian whose eye should never flinch. So this Sunday, we decided to look at what the historical media eye sees in Greenville.
The Greenville News led with stories of murder and mayhem. As well as issues with an SAT plan. There was a story on a local Ironman. There was a story on a texting ban.
WYFF was a little more gruesome yet oddly funny. It’s top five stories on its website all feature a killing or a robbery. Number six is a story on the best places to live in South Carolina.
The Greenville Journal actually told some stories about life in Greenville that could be considered having the “new” part of news in there. That included reaction to the death of the zoo’s elephant, a program to bring books to children and the profile of a singer who won a country music program.
WSPA is chock full of crime stories. Four of their top six stories feature a person in a mugshot. But that sells apparently as three of their top six most viewed stories are of mugshots. Even one just states “mugshots” in red lettering.
Fox Carolina actually led with the weather and implored people to enjoy. They even did a story on Simpsonville on a Saturday that no one ran/found. Then they delved into the same killings and dealings.
Not sure what this says about our region, but it says something.