Seeing Is Not Always Believing: Photo Manipulation in Photo Journalism

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Ed Ricker (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The reader's credibility and trust in the field of photojournalism are paramount. When an image modified by Photoshop or other means is run in newspapers or on news websites, public deception results and credibility suffers. As these instances of modification are exposed and retracted, the audience's trust of journalistic sources wanes. This article explores examples of modification, methods of altering images, and the ethical implications surrounding the issue. Photojournalists exposed for violating ethical standards held by their employers are also researched. Concerns of the future and how/why to keep a watchful eye for visual deception are covered.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2010
Photojournalism, Journal Sources, Photoshop, Credibility, Altering Images, Photo Manipulation,

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