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The WSJ Photo Journal - The Boston Globe's Big Picture has company. [previously]
posted by kliuless (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah, it was interesting to hear kokogiak's reaction to these similar sites during his interview on the Aug 29 Mefi Podcast.

I say the more the merrier, especially if they don't overlap too often with content (which they inevitably will for big events, but whatever). I'm a big admirer of the format.
posted by empyrean at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2008


Very nice, I love these features.

But do they have kokogiak? Heh, I think not.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:18 PM on November 13, 2008


slap me five, empyrean ...
posted by madamjujujive at 2:19 PM on November 13, 2008


Sorry. After Murdoch named this idiot as the new Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the WSJ, well... let's just say I'm about as interested in clicking through on the Wall Street Journal as I am for a FPP by FoxNews.
posted by markkraft at 2:32 PM on November 13, 2008


Where are the babes? I especially like the photo of the Taiwanese protesting. One guy holding up a flag blanks out part of a letter on the near-bye sign so that it reads :"Taiwan is not fart of China." How true.
posted by Postroad at 3:02 PM on November 13, 2008


i like these guys (in this set)

Murdoch named this idiot

well they have gotten thomas frank; meanwhile, it looks like bloomberg (and CFR) has inherited amity shlaes...
posted by kliuless at 3:34 PM on November 13, 2008


Sorry. After Murdoch named this idiot as the new Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the WSJ, well... let's just say I'm about as interested in clicking through on the Wall Street Journal as I am for a FPP by FoxNews.

Considering that the photos are almost all from wire services and not the WSJ, I fail to see the reason for avoiding it. Install Adblock if you're concerned about supporting the WSJ through viewing their advertising.

Excellent photoblog, by the way. Big Picture is great for themed series of both news and non-news photography, but the WSJ site has mostly news photos from many different places every day. I would never have known about a student protest against long school days in Berlin without this site.
posted by armage at 5:02 PM on November 13, 2008


I'm sure I must be biased, but the big picture is so much better. Something about the picture selection is more dramatic and awe-inspiring. The WSJ site let me down - as dumb as it sounds, it's just bigger pictures.

I just don't feel the connections between the images, and the reverence is missing too. When I look at the big pic, I feel like the photographer (and the images come from everywhere) respects the subject. The images are meaningful. Somehow this WSJ link just falls short for me. Some individual images are good, but the any kind of cumulative effect is lost.
posted by cashman at 5:18 PM on November 13, 2008


Wow, I had no idea the Big Picture was done by a mefite. Cool. I agree with cashman too. The WSJ pics are good, but I'd rather look at a set of related pictures rather than a collection of unlinked images from the headlines of the day.
posted by afx237vi at 3:42 PM on November 14, 2008


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