That NY Post Cover

You’ve probably seen it already, but in case you haven’t, Jeff Sonderman over at Poynter has an initial reaction to the New York Post’s cover photo of a man about to be killed by a subway train.

I am … stunned.

There is no other description.


I cannot comprehend the thought process that went into that decision. I understand making the image, I understand having a lengthy discussion. But not how they decided to run it.

It does not educate. There is nothing in that graphic image that will provoke a productive conversation. It is one manic, tragic event in a city of millions.


Mark E. Johnson

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