Some days I look at the front page of the NY Times, and I am struck by the pattern of the front page images. Today above the fold is a generic ice skater from the Winter Olympics and below the fold is a powerful image from Syria that has stayed in my mind since I saw it online yesterday.
Sunday, the Times celebrated the opening of the Olympics above the fold and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan below.
Thursday and Friday weather moved the Olympics below the fold!
Shirley Temple and Sid Casear died this week and their former star selves smile at us from below the fold.
Only Monday did a hard news photo make it above the fold with an image from the escalating situation in Syria.
Sometimes you can learn a lot by just counting.