At the Missourian, these bad boys clock in at a formidable 24x21.5 inches. With the exception of photo pages for Missouri football, they are generally reserved for major photo/text/graphics projects that have been planned for months.
Pages 4-5B in the Sept. 21-22, 2014, edition of the Columbia Missourian. In the designer's initial concept, the image ran a full 12 columns across the width of the entire spread, cutting off the end zone. This slice of the image showed a pivotal moment: how a Hoosier leaped and rolled over a dogpile of bodies to land in the end zone and score the game-winning touchdown. I successfully lobbied to have this strip included, which resulted in the designer downsizing the image to 10 columns. Some more breathing room was introduced and the added context elevated the spread from decent to dazzling.
Pages 4-5B in the Nov. 23-24, 2014, edition of the Columbia Missourian. As one of our two lead football shooters, Tim Tai traveled 600 miles with the sports reporters to provide a visual account of the game. Tai provided a nice mix of focal lengths and scenes, both on and off the field, which we immediately placed on Instagram, and then, later, web and finally print. From the Columbia newsroom, I edited Tai's outtakes, ensured captions were accurate, and toned the images for the print package and for online display. The game left Missouri one win away from the SEC Championship in Atlanta, which it would go on to win.
Pages 4-5A in the Nov. 14-15, 2014, edition of the Columbia Missourian. A 109-year-old has a massive amount of history. In my role as photo editor, I worked closely with the reporter, Annie Rees, to sift through thousands of his personal documents that he donated to the State Historical Society of Missouri. I photographed many of these for the print and online packages, and we also coordinated with Reid's son, Tony, to procure family photos to augment the ones we had already compiled. In all, I worked on two video interviews, three visits to Reid's home, and two trips to the historical society.
Pages 4-5B in the Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2014, edition of the Columbia Missourian. After spending the day at the stadium editing and shipping photos back to the newsroom, I worked with colleague Alex Scott to finalize our image selection and tone the remaining photos. Our two staff photographers assigned to the game stationed themselves on opposite sides of the stadium and provided a great variety of action and reaction scenes. We threw the design team a curve ball by offering a dominant photo that was a vertical, but that didn’t stop Erica Mendez Babcock and her design team from creating a nice spread while honoring our choice of the strongest images.
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