Bloody hell! Not the sort of animal picture story most of us would have in mind.

When marine roadkill becomes a picture story

Anyone who has worked on a newsdesk for any length of time knows the value of an animal picture story. The cuter the better, and even better if there is a bit of a sob story to go with it.

I think the Lincolnshire Echo might have missed the point with this picture story though. I have nothing against porpoises appearing in newspapers, but I imagine most readers who prefer them to be a) alive and b) most definitely not mangled and bloody.

What next? Readers UGC pictures from their best roadkill?

Bloody hell! Not the sort of animal picture story most of us would have in mind.

Bloody hell! Not the sort of animal picture story most of us would have in mind.

One comment

  1. No word of a lie, David, I’ve seen a local weekly publish images of a horse’s infected penis. So this is quite mild considering.

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