Letter to the editor


Dear Jambar Editor:

I know I wasn’t the only woman who was upset by the photo you chose to use to illustrate the front-page article of today’s Jambar (Sept. 6).

It is offensive in the extreme, and just one more reminder — as if we needed any — of the violence done to women. Yes, it’s a crime scene, and we know these crimes happen. But to use this manikin, in this position, with jeans pulled down is just too close for comfort. You could have staged a simple shooting for the photo, but, as often with The Jambar, you seem more focused on shock value than on news.

Well, you got our attention, but it’s the kind of attention that doesn’t serve the paper well.


Jean Engle

Assistant Director,

YSU Office of Marketing 

and Communications