The Case for a Home Page Editor, NYT Dept.

By James Fallows

Part of the NYT's online home page, right now at 10:25pm. Note placement of the stories with arrows, of which there will be clearer views below.

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Closer look at the two stories. First:NYT4.png


And a few inches down:
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I won't belabor the different kinds of "beasts within" under discussion here, one in a competitive athlete and the other in a rogue unit in Afghanistan. In the print paper, these stories and headlines would obviously be separated, among other reasons since one of them is for a magazine story that won't come out until this weekend. I wonder how long till someone notices the juxtaposition on the home page. No larger point, just one of the artifacts of this New Media Age.  

Update: 10:45pm, it's gone. Interesting while it lasted.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/the-case-for-a-home-page-editor-nyt-dept/237983/