exists not only to entertain,
but to inform as well.
This index will help you use
the Post as a learning tool.

These are all stories about the place the Post bureaus should never report on- their own newsrooms. Yet, somehow, many of the stories in the Post are about what reporters do behind the scenes. So, enjoy.

While much of the Post follows proper journalistic form, it also could not exist without deviating from those core principles.
(like the capitalized headlines- Post editors just think Post stories are more important)
The MAIN ASSIGNMENT when reading any Post "article" is to ask yourself, "What rules are the reporter (character) breaking?"

Read the selected article
& answer the questions provided.
Email your answers to your professor.

1-A ~ 1-B ~ 1-C
2-A ~ 2-B ~ 2-C
3-A ~ 3-B ~ 3-C

As absurd as much of the content of The Morning After Post is, it doesn't hold a candle to the absurdity and bias of the "real" news.
Some of the Post's stories will be followed by the "Why It's Not Funny" icon.

Click on it to see a "real" news story that already mocks itself with weak reporting, oblivious newsmakers or some other absurdity.

  • Find five examples of conflict of interest in the Morning After universe. Discuss.
  • Find two examples of self-censorship in Post stories. Write a paragraph descibing the reporter's conflict.
  • Choose a Post story that involves a real-life celebrity or politician and write a brief essay as to why we shouldn't get sued for defamation of character or copyright infringement.

Re-edit all of the stories on the page back into one story, based on the premise that the police or reporters were doing their jobs properly.

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