MSNBC.com picture editors get along with each other pretty well, but there is one thing we fight about; 'The Week in Pictures'. We argue so much because we care deeply about it. The deciding factor on whether a picture makes it into the final edit is often the caption information. This picture is a good example. I really wasn't interested until I saw the caption. At first glance I assumed it was a rich kid getting pampered, but reading the caption flipped my opinion so much that I wanted to begin the slideshow with this picture. So, my suggestion to photographers is... WRITE GOOD CAPTIONS!
The first picture in MSNBC.com's "The Week in Pictures". You can see the whole slideshow here... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/