New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane reported that readers complained about a “closely-cropped” photo of President Barack Obama.
The Times associate managing editor Chuck Strum defended the photo, calling it an image of “a rare moment” of Obama showing emotions, Brisbane reported.
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Brisbane called for readers’ comments on the newspaper’s decision to run the photo. Readers’ reaction was mixed as of Nov. 7, but a couple of commenters questioned the newspaper’s decision to run the image so large on the newspaper’s front page. (The photo and accompanying story was on A1 of the Nov. 4 edition of the newspaper.)