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Photograph Choice in Poor Taste

Photograph Choice in Poor Taste

Although I did not know him personally, I was rather distraught when I found out about the tragedy involving Philip C. Gale '98 ["Gale Falls to Death from Green Building Classroom," March 17]. I was even more shocked to discover that The Tech had included a front page photograph of the base of the Green Building some time after the incident had occurred. I would like to commend The Tech's for its news coverage in the past; it always reported issues and incidents with bare factual contents. However, it was poor photo journalism to include such a picture - one that would most likely recreate the terrible scene all over again. I would like to ask the staff to be more careful about what is important and what should be conveyed to the reading public. Broken pieces of wood and glass were not appropriate.

Victoria M. Gong '00