What makes ‘Situation Room’ photo so compelling

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"As a moment of time captured, it’s very powerful," says Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Richard Turley. "It’s quite a human picture isn’t it: The way Obama kind of tucked himself into the corner, the body language on everyone." Newsweek photo director Scott Hall tells John Koblin: "What’s most interesting to me about this photo is what you’re not seeing. The mystery of what’s happening off camera is captured wholly in the expression on Hillary’s face." || Associated Press: What exactly were they watching on that video screen? || More from Joel Achenbach.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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