<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation
between the two student editors of a photography magazine called Campus Photo Monthly.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> We're in trouble, Barbara.
I don't think we can put together next month's issue.
There just aren't enough good photos.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> [Complaining] It's getting harder and harder to put together an issue.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, and this month is the worst ever.
I don't get it. I mean,
students are submitting lots of photographs, but
I think we've only got fifteen that are worth publishing.
And we can't print the magazine with only fifteen photographs.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, maybe we're being too selective.
What if we used photos that maybe aren't great, but-
<-MALE STUDENT:-> -but that aren't horrible?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Right. I mean, some of these photographs we get from beginning photographers may not be the best,
but, if we lowered our standards just a bit, we'd have a lot more photos to publish...
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Sure, but we'd have to be careful.
We don't want to get a reputation for publishing low-quality work.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well...[pause, reflecting]maybe,
you know, maybe we're just publishing too frequently.
What if we stopped publishing every month, and instead, you know, if we just published every two months?
We'd have a lot more submissions to choose from so we could pick and choose and still publish only the good ones.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> I guess. But people on campus sorta' expect us to publish every month.
I mean, we are Campus Photo Monthly, aren't we?
The speakers discuss two possible solutions to their problem. Briefly summarize the problem. Then state which solution you prefer and explain why.