Thursday, April 29, 2004

Journalistic Integrity:
The Miami Herald's photo department got together to express their committment to truth in photography, in this report which appeared on The Herald's Opinion page today. What could be more forceful than the words of individual photographers like Tim Chapman, who says: "How would people believe that 912 people killed themselves in Jonestown, Guyana, or millions of Jews were killed by the Nazis -- unless they saw photos? I think that the reader knows whom to trust." There's an accompanying photo of most of the photo staff, posed on top of the Herald building.
The project was in reaction to an Op-Ed piece by j-prof Ed Wasserman (a former Herald business editor) who expressed his concern about 'Photoshopping'.


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