A photo of an infant clutching a beer is currently paired with a story of mine on Google News, as seen above.
Google’s news aggregation tool couples top ranked news stories with photos from related stories that are similarly rated. So, while my story on college presidents calling for a dialogue on underage drinking ran with the Patriot-News, at a particular moment, the top rated photo came from the story covered by eCanadaNow, which chose its image to be one of a sleeping baby holding onto a bottle of Miller Genuine Draft, at right.
That can’t be great for my professional product, eh?
Still, these pairings change continuously, so we can hope it won’t last long.
Hey, you looked bored, check out an array of photos with children comically – read: irresponsibly – placed with alcohol.