Hurricane Irene: One photo, two audiences
When Hurricane Irene struck the coast of North Carolina this weekend, journalists were there. It’s dangerous work to cover a storm.
That’s what occurred to me when I saw this photo in a slideshow by The News & Observer shortly after Irene twisted its way across the northeast corner of the state. It’s a picture that captured the attention of many editors.
It appeared prominently on the front pages of several North Carolina newspapers, including the N&O and The Charlotte Observer:
Editors at the New York City tabloids also took note of the image as they put together front pages anticipating Irene’s arrival there:
It’s interesting to see how these publications cropped the photo and how the images interact with the headlines. One image, two audiences, different tones to the story packages.
Thanks to @RL_Bynum for noticing this and pointing it out on Twitter.