"Yes, there are going to be times we make mistakes, just as we do in our newspaper," Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple explains of his paper's decision to have reporter Berny Morson send public Twitter updates live from the funeral of three-year-old Marten Kudlis, who was killed when a driver crashed into an ice cream shop in Aurora, Colo. Temple stops well short of apologizing for any lapse in judgment. But the people he should apologize to are the paper's owners. Newspapers are a business, and if children bleed, the story leads to a lot of advertising inventory. When the print business model is dying, why is it giving away pageviews to Twitter instead of liveblogging on its own website?
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