Friday, October 17, 2008

Worst Foot Forward

The Washington Post reports that the image above was shot by a Reuters reporter and was not created by Photoshop, although it has many of the compositional qualities that would be associated with the rhetoric of a digitally doctored photo made for humorous effect.

It's also worth noting that the Post just endorsed Obama, although a tally of the total newspaper endorsements and the readerships associated with those papers shows three interesting things: 1) there are many editorial boards who have yet to announce a pick in major media markets, 2) Obama is leading by a margin of over two-to-one in both the number of papers and the readerships associated with them, and 3) the numbers of newspaper readers for whom their masthead has taken a side is still relatively small by other media standards. In fact, there are many YouTube videos that have reached much larger audiences than this sum of subscribers reached by print journalism.

Labels: , ,


Blogger LumpenProf said...

Just for fun, you can take a look a few of the clearly photo-shopped versions of this photo that exist now.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Liz Losh said...

These are great! Thanks for the link!

3:44 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home