Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Missing? Who cares?
Still some rumbles out there about why it seems only pretty young white women who go missing get any attention from the major news media. Of course, recent discussions focus on the teen lost in Aruba; the last mention was over the 'runaway bride' story. But USA Today points out the other stories, including that of Tamika Houston, missing since June, who disappeared from the Spartanburg, SC area. Houston's aunt, who lives in Miami, has been trying to get media publicity for the case for months, and has failed til now. There are two Web sites: Tamika's Family and Friends, and Missing: Tamika Houston. (Via Political Animal.) posted by liz at 5:13 PM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to