But McClatchy may end up getting the closest shot of Obama's swearing in, with a camera positioned "at the foot of the podium."What happened? It's 2:oo EST and the photo by Chuck Kennedy on McClatchy's main web site doesn't seem unique or memorable at all... Chief Justice John Roberts isn't even in the photo. Sacbee.com is using pool photos, not the never-been-gotten-before photo by Chuck Kennedy. Beware of bragging before you achieve.
"It will get a shot that has never been gotten," said Epstein. "It is a wide-angle lens and I don't think anyone has ever been that close."
George Bridges, managing editor, McClatchy Tribune photo service, said the placement took months of lobbying of the Senate Press Photo Gallery and Obama's own people. "Up until two days ago, they were still lobbying for it," he said, noting the photos will be pool images available to all pool news outlets.
Epstein said the photo will be sent to all McClatchy papers, as well as through the McClatchy-Tribune News Service. "As soon as we get it, within the first 10 minutes, the remote will come directly here."
UPDATE: At Poynter, Kenneth Irby thinks the McClatchy photo is iconic. I could be wrong, but my first impression was the photo was not memorable. Time will tell.