Well, what is it? The absence of the cheesy Memphis skyline profile, maybe? Or possibly the inclusion of wacky click bait with ledes like, "In the truth is stranger than fiction department..."
Your Pesky Fly has managed a few blogs in his time and is all too familiar with the phenomenon of uploading photos that look great in a preview but mysteriously post sideways or upside down, or photos that self-crop in odd and inappropriate ways. These things happen. But since receiving its new digital makeover there are some image posting quirks at the CA that are so consistent they almost seem like a design choice. So the CA wants to show readers what these guys might look like peeking in a window, maybe?
In a few more extreme cases the images are cropped even higher. This is former CA managing editor Otis Sanford’s literal head shot as it appeared next to a story about his induction into the Tennessee Journalists Hall of Fame.
TV-5 anchor Joe Birch, is also being inducted and was given the same hairy treatment. Of course Joe is immediately recognizable.
To give readers some perspective, this is what the headshots look like in context.