Despite the fact that it was being played in a seemingly endless loop on the news, my mom wouldn't let us watch the video of the Rodney King beating. She'd dive for the remote to change the channel or, in her most extreme moments, she'd send us kids out of the room altogether.
The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.
Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.
The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.
As far as the eye can see the mountains stretches gracefully strewn with ice and snow. The otherwordly scenery is going on forever. The sky is a lucid blue. From up here, almost 7 miles above ground, the world seems wonderfully calm and forever peaceful. But nothing could be farther from the truth.
Newspapers have a product that people want and need while social media platforms -- Facebook being a prime example -- have a tremendously large audience hungry for that product. Isn't this the basis for a mutually beneficial partnership?