Today’s front page

We had a story and graphic about a man, Isaac J. Campbell, 32, who is suspected of killing his girlfriend and stuffing her body in a trash can in Arcadia. The front page display had several photos of the victim, Liya “Jessie” Lu, 31. Readers from outside the newsroom and reporters inside the newsroom pointed out that it looked like Campbell was a possible serial killer. He is not a suspect in another killing, as far as we know. We rushed to create the graphic, and in hindsight, I should have rethought the idea. Sometimes in a rush of emotion and deadlines, you make decisions that you probably wouldn’t make when looked at with objectivity. All I can say for this is that we will learn from this and work to do better the next time.

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