Los Angeles Times Controversy

The front page of a newspaper contains the most important feature stories and is meant to attract an audience into reading the rest of the paper. When advertisements for Alice in Wonderland and King Kong appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, including fake articles and photographs to advertise an attraction ride at Universal Studios, it was very controversial. Many felt the fake news articles cheapened the Los Angeles Times while others felt it insulted their intelligence level. Personally, I feel the media should continually strive to push the boundaries and find new ways to reach an audience. I find it very extreme for people to reportedly discontinue their subscription to the newspaper in reaction to this subject. The advertisements for these movies were a plug to make money and gain attention. In the end they are selling a product in order to survive financial troubles.


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