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    notice the difference?



    one of the image is edited, covering up the mangled leg of one of the bombing victims.

    'Daily News' Doctored Its Front-Page Photo from Boston Bombing

    they apparently did that, so that the public wouldn't be grossed out by the scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    notice the difference?



    one of the image is edited, covering up the mangled leg of one of the bombing victims.

    'Daily News' Doctored Its Front-Page Photo from Boston Bombing

    they apparently did that, so that the public wouldn't be grossed out by the scene.
    to me, it's more like self-censorship than a matter of journalistic integrity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    to me, it's more like self-censorship than a matter of journalistic integrity
    I actually agree with you. However, why not just draw a black box over it, and explain why it was self censored, instead of manipulating and adding content to the photo and not letting anyone else know what they did in advance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post

    to me, it's more like self-censorship than a matter of journalistic integrity
    ...but, should journalists self-censor? Does that represent the truth? No it does not...
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    Default Re: Right or Wrong: Photojournalistic Integrity

    Pick one:

    a) Publish at it is
    b) Not to Publish
    c) Cover it with Text (headline)
    d) I don't know
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    For me there should only be 2 options. Either you publish photo as it is. Or cover up the bloody portion with black box/text etc. You are introducing false representation with a manipulated image. This manipulated image is not a true representation of what happened.

    Why manipulate images? So next time a streaker runs out on to the football field, is the newspaper going to add in a bikini/underwear for the streaker? No, they usually cover it with blurred image/black box etc. Same with Britney Spears and her no-undies pix.

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    A stupid move. Because other newspapers would have photos of the same scene taken by their staff photographers.

    Not the photographer's choice.

    Likely a smart-alec editor who demanded the change.

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    Randomly click, click, click then saw the guy with both his legs blown off, skin draping from his thighs and tibia bone sticking out while still concious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomster View Post
    For me there should only be 2 options. Either you publish photo as it is. Or cover up the bloody portion with black box/text etc. You are introducing false representation with a manipulated image. This manipulated image is not a true representation of what happened.

    Why manipulate images? So next time a streaker runs out on to the football field, is the newspaper going to add in a bikini/underwear for the streaker? No, they usually cover it with blurred image/black box etc. Same with Britney Spears and her no-undies pix.
    I agree. If you are reporting something, you should not present your version. However, you can choose not to review sensitive info and let readers know it is not complete. Just imagine now it is the other way around. The photographer add more bodies without head to this photo!

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    a bit off the topic but its like...

    i paid $ to go in a strip joint(supposely a nudes etc..)

    but go in see ladies in their lingerie only....

    JUST A EXAMPLE...

    something like that?

    dunno..but thats how i feel..

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    Default Re: Right or Wrong: Photojournalistic Integrity

    just censor the bloody portion will do...

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