Making Sense Of How A Texas Newspaper Broke The News Of Scalia's Death
The biggest news of what had been quite a news-filled week was the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Scalia was found dead in the bed of a luxury ranch in West Texas - closer to the Mexico border than a city of any size.
Yet the news wasn't broken by the New York Times, Huffington Post or Matt Drudge. It was broken on a Saturday by the San Antonio Express-News, a newspaper based 7 hours to the east. Now, this isn't some new blog - it's been around since the end of the Civil War and has a daily circulation of around 140,000.
Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies says it shouldn't be a surprise that a story of this magnitude was broken by an old-school newspaper.
Check out this story on how the San Antonio News-Express got the scoop.
And here's Poynter's take on the story.