By John F. Di Leo -
For as long as there has been a free press, there has been some form of “news of the weird.”
It may be a humorous feature during a radio or TV newscast, or a throwaway corner to fill space in a newspaper… the funny-but-true story has always had a place in journalism. With the advent of social media and internet websites, where publishers no longer have to pay for each column inch or count every second of broadcast time, the place for silly news has grown.
And there’s nothing wrong with that… as long as it keeps its proper place.