Why a British man being 'cured' of HIV wasn't front page news in the UK

There are many reasons a story doesn't get the billing it deserves

HIV (yellow) attacks human immune cells (blue) and can be kept suppressed with anti-retroviral drugs but before "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown there was thought to be no cure
HIV (yellow) attacks human immune cells (blue) and can be kept suppressed with anti-retroviral drugs but before "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown there was thought to be no cure

The highest accolade for a news story is to earn a place on the “front page”.

Even though the shift online has removed the space restrictions – and often the physical pages – editors still have to make a decision about what should get pride of place on the paper, bulletin, app or home page the next day.

This decision has always been more art than science. But there are some stories you feel are guaranteed a spot on the front.

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