We all read about the incident with the LA Times reporter in the Gulf war,
Now we have this:
One question to ask is when is it "too much"? Burning and dodging is certainly part of the PJ's workflow, we even see James Nachtwey doing it in the docu-movie "War Photographer".
Perhaps it may be reasonable to say that emphasizing/de-emphasizing picture elements is fine, but not to the point where they are concealed or totally altered?
However, this brings to mind another aspect of photojournalism--interference with the actual event. Sometimes, some PJs would resort to asking people to pose or fake scenes during event coverage, so as to get a better, more dramatic shot. How ethical is this? And how far would one go?
Would appreciate some comments, especially from those involved in photojournalistic work.