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Meet the December judge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  January 3, 2011 02:00 PM

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Our December contest, "Great Photo Titles", emphasized wordcraft above all else: Creating a title that captured the essence of a photograph while also enticing viewers to examine it more closely, to pause and ponder, to think, or to smile.

So for a judge, I sought out a venerable wordsmith here at the Globe: Charles Mansbach, the Globe's Page One editor for 21 of the 33 years he has spent at the paper.

In all this time he has been immersed in the craft of headline writing, which requires conveying in a few words the essence of a story no matter how long and complicated. And, of course, a subset of the craft is producing words that capture the essence of a photograph.

In addition to attending to stories and page layout and late-breaking news, he has the final say on the Globe's front-page headlines, a responsibility that involves rewriting many offerings, writing many on his own, and, as Charlie said, knowing well enough to leave plenty of others alone.

I am grateful to have Charlie as our judge for December. I'll give everybody until Wednesday evening, Jan. 5, to make sure your photo is in the gallery, and then I'll ask Charlie to start judging.

December "Great Photo Titles" contest gallery

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