Ethics Discussion at the NPPA Photojournalism Summit

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.)

Mark E. Johnson

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