The National Press Photographers Association has been having their Photojournalism Summit in Portland, Ore., this week. In addition to a multimedia bootcamp (some of the stories done are online), there was also a panel discussion on ethics in the industry – and it sounds like it was a little bleak. John Long, who has been a long-time commentator on ethics in the photojournalism world, summed it up well:
If you can’t use the picture as it is, don’t use it.
Seems simple enough, why can’t we get that idea across?
Additionally, there was a second ethics conversation for the multimedia world (though I think Long’s comment above still fits), and the audio for that is now available, too. (May want to download that and drop it on your iPod or MP3 player.)