I don’t like it when KARE 11 says that people are being robbed at gunpoint in South Minneapolis, then fails to describe where in South Minneapolis the robberies are happening for seven paragraphs.
Here’s a map of South Minneapolis with the area KARE 11 took 7 paragraphs to describe:
The entire map covers an area with more than 100,000 residents. The video version of the story uses a similar map 7-paragraphs into the read. Why is KARE creating irrational fear in people who live miles and miles away from what is essentially an issue involving 2-3 neighborhoods?
This would be like saying that the Northern suburbs of St Paul are having an outbreak of robberies without saying whether it’s in part of Roseville, Arden Hills, Little Canada, or Falcon Heights.
And this is the type of thing that makes friends of mine in the suburbs think that all of Minneapolis is bordering on Baghdad when it comes to safety, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Just a thought: Lead with the map.
Or would people tune out once they realize that their lives aren’t in danger?