Apple: 'You need a dirty mind to be an editor in this business'

The Visual Side of Journalism

That's the observation of Charles Apple, who notes some sexually suggestive graphics and headlines that have slipped past editors. One of them is this recent weather graphic from USA Today:

"You need to have a dirty mind to be in the business of mass communications," Apple writes. "Or, at the very least, you need someone with a dirty mind on your staff. Because you do not want to give the sixth grader in all of us this kind of viral amusement." More examples in his post.

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    Jeff Sonderman

    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.

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