Cry Me an Exoneration: After Officer Kills Civilian, Police Use Video as Sympathy Propaganda, Media Bait — BagNews

Cry Me an Exoneration: After Officer Kills Civilian, Police Use Video as Sympathy Propaganda, Media Bait

A police shooting in Montana and the subsequent use of that video, however, not only raises disturbing questions but opens a Pandora’s Box of new concerns over how and how much these videos can be selectively edited and distributed as propaganda … and how much the media can collude with the state to distribute these versions.

With all due respect – Thoughts of a Bohemian

With all due respect

instead of giving snapshots of what the industry is doing and how policy varies from one desk to another, why doesn’t the World Press follow-up with a 5 point document that clearly define what is acceptable/not acceptable in photojournalism today and tomorrow and politely asks for everyone making a living ( or not) from this profession to approve it and implement it

The Integrity of the Image tl;dr | PhotoShelter Blog

The Integrity of the Image tl;dr

In response to the increasing ambiguity over acceptable levels of manipulation in photojournalism contests, World Press Photo commissioned a report entitled “The Integrity of the Image: Current practices and accepted standards relating to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism and documentary photography.” It’s 20 pages long, so here’s the tl;dr:

The Integrity of the Image

The Integrity of the Image

What is current practice, and what are the accepted standards internationally, when it comes to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism? Earlier this year, the World Press Photo Academy commissioned Dr. David Campbell to conduct research on “The Integrity of the Image”, and to assess contemporary industry standards worldwide. The report of his findings is now available.

In Nude Celebrity Photos, Privacy Collides With the Wild Web – NYTimes.com

In Nude Celebrity Photos, Privacy Collides With the Wild Web

The episode “should be treated like a sex crime, a privacy invasion taken to an extreme,” said Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, an advocacy group based in Washington. “Sites allowing the sharing of these pictures can and should be taking proactive action to remove these pictures.”

On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters: Still More Ethical Questions — BagNews

On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters: Still More Ethical Questions

Now, all of a sudden, we get the most horrific scenes surrounding Hamas fighters conducting a public execution, and nobody has anything to say about the sudden materializing of the invisible ones — not to mention, how the Reuters agency, in still another instance, brings us front row?

Enabling ISIS, the VICE Videos and the Execution of AFP Photographer James Foley — BagNews

Enabling ISIS, the VICE Videos and the Execution of AFP Photographer James Foley

I’m quite uncomfortable with the VICE videos, especially when their head of news programming refused to disclose the terms upon which they were created. Do the VICE videos provide context, the video producer on hand establishing himself as an embed and a documentarian? Yes, they do. At the same time, however, how much was VICE there for the sensation and to enhance their own scintillating brand?

Worth a read: Journalist recounts her sexual assault by a colleague on her first night in Ukraine | dvafoto

Worth a read: Journalist recounts her sexual assault by a colleague on her first night in Ukraine

Last week, Balkanist magazine published an account by a young presumably-British journalist’s of her sexual assault by a colleague on the night of her arrival in Kyiv, Ukraine, to cover the political situation there. The piece is well worth a read, raising important points about what women face working in the male-dominated field of conflict journalism.