Saturday, June 9, 2018

Anthony Bourdain, a great journalist, would deplore the clickbait coverage of his death

Fast Company
Anthony Bourdain, a great journalist, would deplore the clickbait coverage of his death
Anthony Bourdain, a great journalist, would deplore the clickbait coverage of his death

The clickbait gold-rush is a sordid state of affairs, one that it’s easy to imagine Bourdain deriding with voluptuous profanity.

Just hours after the news broke this morning that the chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide, outlets began scrambling for a piece of SEO cache. Digiday reporter Kerry Flynn noticed that Newsweek’s approach was particularly egregious:

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