With jet crash, news media again weigh where to draw the line on graphic photos

As news about the Malaysia Airlines jet crash began breaking Thursday, the Reuters news service tweeted what it described as the first photo from the scene in Ukraine. The image was ghastly: It showed...

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.

Photo Journal: MaryAnne Golon - The Washington Post

By Jim ColtonMost of us can recall exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001.

In a word, Golon is tenacious. The same tenacity she employed just to get to Manhattan from New Jersey that fateful day is but one of many examples of the determination she brings to all her endeavors. Now, as the Assistant Managing Editor and the Director of Photography at the Washington Post, she supervises all aspects of photography for the newspaper and its digital forms.

dispatches / War and Photography – Part 1

dispatches says:

Is the current style of photojournalism stale? Does the current trend for commenting on the aesthetics of photojournalism detract from the stories that photographers want to communicate? What can photojournalists learn from the art world?

Comments from Gary Knight, Tim Hetherington, MaryAnne Golon, and Ashley Gilbertson.
Filmed on 22 May 2009 at VII Gallery, Brooklyn

Memo: MaryAnne Golon Out As Time DOP

Time director of photography MaryAnne Golon, one of the most influential editors in photography, is leaving her position. Alice Gabriner has been promoted to the new position of chief picture editor.

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