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When trusting a "trusted contributor" gets you steamed

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by murphyc, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    A locomotive buff in Utah decided it would be cool to get a picture of a modern train passing over a steam engine. He submitted the photo and it ran. One slight problem: he neglected to tell how he got his photo.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How in the hell is that an iconic photo?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    This crappy picture is what they want to be known for?
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    My former ME would think it was, which shows a segment of editors don't know what the hell a good photo is.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Maybe they are being ironic in using iconic.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    An old visuals editor friend of mine went apesh*t on Facebook over this. Welcome to citizen journalism!
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It might have been iconic 100 years ago when steam engines were being replaced by diesel engines.
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Even then it's just not that great of a shot, much less iconic.
  9. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    I'm not getting the iconic, either.
    I'm also not getting how no one looking at the page on the desk that night thought to call the staff photog and ask why he didn't submit a similar shot. Might have saved some problems right there.
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