Newspaper: Our journalists may not be TV-pretty, but they have noses for news

Ad for Gannett’s Springfield (MO) News-Leader:prettyface
I asked News-Leader executive editor David Stoeffler how the staff reacted to this ad, and if they knew what they were posing for. He responds:

I have not heard any specific reaction from the staff. People laughed when it was displayed at a staff meeting today.

They knew they were posing for a “fun” promotion ad. Just one of many we are doing.

Are you a News-Leader journalist? Please email me your reaction.

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