Category Archives: Chapter 14

When do you run a disturbing photo?

This photo (and cover headlines) from the New York Post earlier this week have been attracting an enormous amount of attention.  Post freelancer R. Umar Abbasi took the photo of Ki Suk Han, who was pushed in front of the … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Do journalists ever leave a great story unreported? Ted Koppel knew about the story the movie Argo is based on as it happened and didn’t report it because he didn’t want the people involved to be killed. (Hollywood Reporter) How … Continue reading

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When Fox Accidentally Aired a Suicide on Live TV

During the day, Fox News has been known to show live car chases for as long as an hour at a time.  The coverage typically is fed to the cable news giant by an affiliate’s news or traffic helecopter. Today, … Continue reading

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A Motorcycle Ride to the United 93 Memorial on a Rainy Summer Day

This has nothing to do with the media. It’s a brief story about a ride I took on my motorcycle to the United 93 Memorial on a rainy June day back in 2004. It was written shortly after I had … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11 with Media Images

So much of our understanding of the Sept. 11th , 2001 terror attacks come from the images we saw through the media.  Here’s a sampling of those I’ve posted in the past: Newseum Newspaper Front Page Archive The Newseum posts … Continue reading

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Ch. 14 Link – Commentary Through Impersonation

You can learn more about Ian Murphy’s punking of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and about the Food Lion case here. SPJ scolds Buffalo Beast for call to Wisconsin governor Food Lion fraud award against ABC thrown out

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Link Ch. 14 – Codes of Ethics

Here is a collection of a wide range of codes of ethics from the communication industry: American Advertising Federation Institute for Advertising Ethics Charlotte Observer Photo Correction/Editing Guidelines National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics Public Relations Society of America … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 14 – Should a student photographer be asked to change the color of the sky?

Back in 2008, there was a a big debate going on over at SportsShooter.com as to whether it was proper for a college newspaper adviser to tell a photographer that he needed to make the sky bluer in a photo of an MLK … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 14 – An Astrophotographer Talks Digital Manipulation

Space photographer Jerry Lodriguss talks about the ethics of digitally manipulating their images.  It’s not just press photography where this is an issue. The Ethics of Digital Manipulation

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Link Ch. 14 – When is a headline offensive?

There’s a heartwarming story that’s been up on the Interwebs this week about President Obama giving a speech on energy policy at St. George Community College.  Stephon, a deaf student had front-row seating for the event, got to shake the … Continue reading

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