Wednesday, April 27, 2005

One of the perils of publishing...

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is that you never realize how a photo looks until after it's published.

During my editor days, we found that it was much easier to edit stories and layout when they were printed out instead of staring at the computer screen. We were able to spot mistakes that we never would have found editing onscreen. Not to say that we never made mistakes (believe me, we made plenty), but it was a style that we adjusted to easily.

I guess Tempo* (the newspaper) just never realized how big of a splash this photo would make.

And with the current winds of opinion surrounding the Pope (stern-looking, disciplinarian, hardliner), well, this photo won't do anything to put those opinions to rest. Except maybe for a laugh or two.

*published on 24 April 2005, Tempo.