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That's a lot of white space

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Today's International New York Times, as printed in Pakistan:


    Here's what it looks like everywhere else:


    International editions of the New York Times appeared in Pakistan Saturday with a huge gaping white space where a story on Pakistan's alleged ties to Osama Bin Laden should have been, according to multiple reports from journalists and observers in the region.

    The Carlotta Gall story, "What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden," has been much ballyhooed in the U.S. press for several days now. It's actually a much broader retelling of Gall's frustration at being stonewalled for years by U.S. and Pakistani officials over the latter government's messy involvement with jihadism. But it also reassesses long-standing rumors that the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence agency, had sheltered the Al Qaeda sheikh until his killing by U.S. military forces in 2011. (It's an allegation that's not without its critics, even today.)

    It ran on the front page of the Times' international edition published in Asia on Saturday.

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  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Has no idea what you're talking about.

  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I didn't know the International New York Times used modular design. That's a very nice layout.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Outstanding pull ... (and beat me to it) ...
  5. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Modular design has always made for easier government censorship.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Their paper is censored by a partner, and the best response the Times can muster is to express "regret"?

  7. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    What's the connection between this story and the North Carolina basketball player pictured?
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    That's Eric Montross. He played for The Tar Heels and is now one of
    the NYT's international editors.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I thought it was in reference to him taking up a lot of space.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Looks like he's attempting the rare three-octave fart.

    Must be a repeat performance. His opponent is clearing the floor.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    It works on several levels.
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    When Montross was at UNC, the Duke student newspaper ran a giant white space with the caption, "This big useless white space was put here to remind you of Eric Montross."
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