Chron.com: A journalist is dead; Here, click away on our photo gallery of other journalists!

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Chron.com, the Houston Chronicle’s free news/listicle/photo gallery site, ran a story a few days ago about the death of former KHOU news director and anchor Dick John.

The post did not actually report his age, but it DID include a photo gallery of Houston-area TV journalists to click through — departure from TV gigs and departure from LIFE apparently being close enough to the same thing for the chron.com crew/editors:

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There’s apparently never a bad time for a struggling newspaper with declining ad revenue to post an insipid, click-generating photo gallery!

Classy, Houston Chronicle.

UPDATE (01/27/2014): It appears that the Mike McGuff blog was ahead of chron.com, with a much better obituary (and no tacky unrelated photo gallery).

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