The Post discourages its reporters from tweeting photos without an editor’s supervision, said MaryAnne Golon, the newspaper’s director of photography. “If there’s a question about it, if it crosses a taste boundary, we ask to vet it first,” she said.
There are only nine images of the crash so far from the Reuters news wire, and the one containing the young woman’s body is the most illustrative of them all. It’d be easy to miss her, pale and small, within the wreckage. It’d be easy to miss the warning Reuters appended to its caption: “ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH.”
Most of the news agency photos being published of actual ISIS fighters (with a few exceptions stated below) are being pulled from either Twitter sites run by Isis or from jihadi-related Twitter posts. The question is, how is Reuters getting these pictures? And more significantly, has Reuters been enabling ISIL over the past three weeks in exchange for access?
As a professional photographer for the past 34 years, with a wealth of experience developing film, I could not explain why the “ruined” negatives shown in the video looked the way they did. Then, after carefully scrutinizing all the negatives shown in the video, I figured it out.
I had just discovered a journalistic no-no, a breach of trust, a total fraud. TIME had faked nine photographs in their documentary video and never explained to the viewer what they had done.
Storm chaser/photographer Mark Farnik has been criticized for his photo of a young tornado victim from Nebraska – what he calls “the most powerful, yet most difficult to make and look at image of my photojournalism career
Pictures like these clearly amount to extremist propaganda, so should they have been published? For AFP, the answer is yes — but not without first taking careful precautions to ensure they were not faked. We also avoided publishing those photos depicting gratuitous violence for its own sake.
Today, one week later, CNN is posting what it calls “unverified images” ostensibly of the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killing more than 200 militants, according to Iraqi state TV reports this morning