But, however easily dealt with, the editing of the image
is the lesser of the pro-Bush bloggers’ charges against Reuters. (It’s
also one for which Bryan Costin
offers an ingenious solution: "All [the media] have to do is make the
full sized, original photo available for download.") The more vexed
issue is why an apparently reputable agency would consider such a note
to be newsworthy.
I’m flattered! I’m one of many bloggers quoted in the piece, which does a very good job of covering the issues surrounding the infamous Reuters Potty Note, and the ethics of news photos in the age of Photoshop. You should read the whole thing.
Thanks to the author, Mr. Alan Connor, for the kind words. If any news agencies happen to think my small suggestion is worthwhile then I’ll be overjoyed. And if any of you folks are stopping by via the article link, welcome to my humble blog. Thanks for stopping by!