People want news. They want stories that matter, stories about their state and town about life as it affects them. People do not want trash for the sake of trash.
Newsagents will get people returning to buy a newspaper that focuses on news.
Yes, Jodhi Meares has been found guilty of drink driving – in a court and she has been sentenced. And, yes, the story is of public interest. However, it is not a front page story and certainly not a story as published this morning. Dreadful.
Publishers ought to focus on news that really matters, stories that rely on the ethics and integrity journalists claim is core to their profession.