Behind the scenes at the Big Picture

There’s a short interview/post over at PBS’ Media Shift blog about the Boston Globe’s Big Picture photo blog (which we’ve written about before). Just a few tidbits to be had, but it’s interesting to note the resistance that Alan Taylor encountered when he first proposed the idea and the difficulty that has in finding a way to generate money with the site through advertising.

In my mind the Big Picture’s biggest innovation is making it easy to look at photos on a newspaper website. The pictures are big, sure, but more importantly there’s little clicking and no clutter on the screen. No wonder the site often gets more than a million pageviews in a day.

(Thanks to Simon Owens for the news tip!)

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