This is just a test file. Dropping a photo in this content section through “add media” will place it in the story but not set it as a featured image. If you don’t also add the photo as a featured image, you will see a blank square in the story list on the site. I posted this to Local Sports temporarily just so I could see this “live” on the site. I have removed the Local Sports category to take it off public access but left it “uncategorized.”
While the “add media” image did not also automatically go to the featured image, it did keep the scale of the image when I edited it down to 300 wide for the story. So I didn’t have to scale the same image twice when adding it to featured image. So that was helpful.