Editor & Publisher: How ‘Orlando Sentinel’ Broke Astronaut Arrest Story. The Orlando Sentinel mixed old-fashioned beat reporting with the modern advantages of the Web to break the sensational story Monday evening of a NASA astronaut’s arrest on charges she attacked the girlfriend of another astronaut in an unfolding love triangle that has drawn national attention.
When, oh when, will it stop being journalism-business news that a newspaper breaks a story on the Web? The real news would have been if the paper had done anything else with a scoop of this kind.
It’s ridiculous — and telling of an industry that remains impossibly hidebound — that anyone would offer the paper a pat on the back for doing the obvious.