Letters to Romenesko
From JONATHAN SANDERS: What do you think? Are these 911 calls [about tornadoes in Alabama] “an important part of the historical record”?
I’d say they’re as important as the 911 calls you hear almost daily on TV newscasts’ crime/fire reports.
From ED BATTLE: My candidate for most diplomatic “Headline of the Day”:
From EMILY KULKUS, Syracuse Post-Standard: Any idea why it seems everyone is using Wednesday May 2 as the one-year anniversary of bin Laden’s death? (His Wikipedia page lists it, too.) I noticed the discrepancy because I worked our night desk the night Obama announced he was killed. It was a Sunday, May 1. The president announced he was dead that night, and all the papers the next morning screamed that headline, not that he’d been captured and killed the next day. What’s up?
It was the 2nd in Pakistan, as Kulkus notes in a follow-up to this email.