Philadelphia Daily News changes its cover after it’s criticized on Twitter

Philadelphia Daily News reporter Will Bunch tweeted late last night: “Based on reader reaction [to the cover on the left] we’re changing our front page image — so we actually do listen.”
Philadelphia magazine’s Joel Mathis writes: “It’s rare that newspapers rip up planned front pages in response to real-time reader feedback. Is that a force that will always be used for good? Who knows? But it shows how technology gives ordinary citizens the power to shape the news report in so-called legacy media operations these days.”

* Reaction on Twitter to the first cover “was swift and angry” (
* “Keep the headline, kill the photo” | Cover #2: “This is a lot better” (@PhillyDailyNews)

* Update: Comments about the covers from my Facebook friends and subscribers