Friday, March 28, 2008


7) Defying all expectations, a group of Scottish marine biologists capture a live Loch Ness Monster. In an almost unbelievable coincidence, a bear hunter in the Pacific Northwest shoots a Sasquatch in the thigh, thereby allowing zoologists to take the furry monster into captivity. These events happen on the same afternoon. That evening, the president announces he may have thyroid cancer and will undergo a biopsy later that week.

You are the front page editor of The New York Times: What do you play as the biggest story?

Is there really such a thing as the front page editor? I worked on a newspaper, albeit a small, weekly, college publication, but we had no such editor. It would be a group decision, or the choice of the top Jonah Jameson. As far as the actual picture have to run the Loch Ness Monster. Granted its an international story, where as the other two are domestic, but its the far bigger story. Sasquatch is just some big, hairy the hairiest guy you know crossed with a gorilla...meh. Or the President announces he may have cancer (but at this point nobody would care if the president had cancer and even if we all loved him it doesnt beat Nessie), but then again he may not so its not front page material (maybe a smaller subheading in the top section like they do with sports).
Besides, the New York Times is one of the most famous publications in the world, so it takes the international story because its the best story. I mean...a giant mythical sea creature? That would be huge catch(no pun intended...or maybe it was :P).

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