To the Editor:

All good photojournalists carry little notebooks and are meticulous about recording pertinent info — name, etc. — of any persons they shoot. So how is it that the cut line of your front-page photo of a young woman cleaning a countertop in Davenport College identifies her only as “a Yale worker”? Would a Yale Daily News photo of an instructor in mid-lecture be identified only as “a Yale professor”? That young woman is not a piece of furniture; she is a member of the Davenport community. If your photographer can’t be bothered doing the data-gathering part of the job, put a fact-checker on it.

Margaret Spillane

September 23, 2003

The writer is a lecturer in the English Department.