AP puts a ban on Paris stories

The Associated Press put a moratorium on Paris Hilton stories last week, after a review of the past year's reports showed the heiress had appeared on the wire an average of twice a week. The AP's entertainment editor sent out a memo last week advising that no mention of Hilton would be made (barring any major incident). "There was a surprising amount of hand-wringing," said the editor after the announcement. "A lot of people in the newsroom were saying this was tampering with the news." One staffer backed the idea, saying, "This is a great idea - can we add North Korea?" By the end of the week, the AP editor said he was generally pleased with the experiment, despite Hilton's name appearing in a couple of stories. Anyone else think bloggers should all follow suit??


Rebecca said...

yes - all bloggers

Anonymous said...

please do im sick of seeing herpes hiltons face plastered everwhere. she disgusts me