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September 26, 2018
Shop Talk
Shop Talk
Shop Talk - June 1
(2010-06-01)
(wium) - The panelists talk about the images used in news reports and whether certain photos and/or videos should not be shown.

Some news consumers complained about the bodies shown in coverage of the Haiti earthquake. They questioned whether similar photos would be shown if a deadly quake struck in the United States.

Newsrooms often debate whether an image is suitable for the audience. The panelists believe journalists should err on the side of sharing the facts, even if that means showing a disturbing image.

They think it's not necessarily exploitation to show victims. They believe most audiences understand an image represents the reality of an event.

They also understand the mere presence of a camera can change the behavior of the subject(s) being photographed.

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