The Onion’s take on ‘human interest’

That bastion of humorous journalism, The Onion, has just unleashed a hilarious parody of a human interest piece that every editor and writer should read.

Meet “Brighton resident Tom Carling, 42,” a walking well of human interest pieces. Note in particular the circumstances of his birth. This may be the first time I’ve run across a piece that successfully makes nearly the entire newspaper seem like a big cliche.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.