THIS IS THE STORY of how one editor recently used Ed-think to create a compelling food front.
Here’s the note from Marcus Fitzsimmons at the Marysville Daily Times:
Life Editor: Both columnists called in too sick to give us anything for Taste this week.
Life Editor: I found a wire story with barbeque and beer. It’s 16 inches. Maybe you can make a front out of that.
Me: [looking at wall clock to gauge how close we are to early page deadline] OK
Copy Editor 2: And what are you going to do with that hot mess? It’s got one terrible photo.
Me: It’s going to get a higher Ed-ucation, fire up the big art and sass.
And here’s the photo AP provided:
Marcus searched for — and found— a good beer photo. Yes, the recipe calls for beer.
Linking the photo with the headline is the final touch that makes this page.
Nice work, Marcus. Higher Ed-ucation, indeed.