If a picture is worth a thousand words, then FWOb is a little unsure which thousand words are appropriate to convey Journal Gazette publisher Julie Inskeep's reaction to the announcement of Ogden Newspapers' purchase of the News Sentinel and the majority interest in Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc.
Mid-morning yesterday, a Fort Wayne print journalist remarked that Ms. Inskeep "looked sad" in the front page photograph in Thursday morning's Journal-Gazette. An edited portion of that Dean Musser, Jr. photograph showing Ms. Inskeep's reaction is shown on the left of the two photographs posted here.
However, by Thursday afternoon, readers of the News Sentinel would have gotten the opposite impression from the photograph on the front page of the newspaper which will soon be in the Ogden fold. In the News Sentinel photo, Ms. Inskeep is positively beaming at Ogden CEO Bob Nutting. An edited portion of that Steve Linsenmayer photograph is shown on the right.
FWOb doesn't think too much can be read into the photo choices of the respective editors of the two newspapers. It does illustrate, though, how the choice of photographs may accurately - or inaccurately - convey information.
The Journal Gazette has a minority interest in Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc. the business agent for the News Sentinel and Journal Gazette.
More: Derrick Gingery of the Greater Fort Wayne Business Journal reports about the alternative bid of Ms. Inskeep - made in conjunction with Fort Wayne businessman Jerry Henry, Jr. - that "fell short."
Posted by Mitch Harper