Why is this woman on the front page of the Washington Post?
Tuesday's Washington Post featured a front-page photo of one Frances Howard, accompanying the article "Two teens charged in death of D.C. principal."
Here's the caption:
Frances Howard of Northwest Washington lives next door to the mother of one of the men charged in the slaying of D.C. principal Brian Betts. The woman, Artura Otey Williams, faces credit card charges but is not charged in the homicide.That's right. They couldn't get, or at least didn't print, a picture of the suspects, or of the mother of the suspect (who police say used the murdered man's credit card). But photographer Linda Davidson got the neighbor to appear in a picture, and they stuck it on A1. News value: 0.
Dear WaPo: if you don't have the shot, you don't have the shot. Not all pictures are worth a thousand words.