Recently-released MORI research recommendations told us that we need to better promote our talented writing staff. Images were specifically called out by the research team as a good way to do this.My guess is this has less to do with promoting the talented staff than it does with a readership survey that made vague calls for more transparency and accountability from the newsroom.
Nevertheless, the mug shots could be a good way to promote the talented writing staff within the paper so that no one forgets a talented reporter's name when memos go out:
Also, if we have somehow forgotten a name please forgive us. The list was assembled in haste.