Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

NY Post cover photo sparks outrage

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The New York Post is at the center of controversy after it ran a photo of a man moments before he was struck by a train. Ki Suk Han, 58, died after being pushed into the subway tracks by “A deranged man” on Monday. Many readers are asking why the photographer, whom the paper said is freelance, didn’t assist the man instead of saving his photo, and I can’t say I didn’t ask myself the same question. I’m not sure what’s worse – the photo or the front page headline.

What do you think of this photo?

Capital New York reached out to four tabloid photographers for their takes, and they were not as quick to blame Abbasi. “Honestly, I can’t fault this photographer,” one photographer wrote, citing the other observers on the subway platform. “They’re either all guilty of turning their back on [Han], or they’re not. Can’t lay blame on this guy alone.”



Written by jenniferhlowe

December 4, 2012 at 10:56 pm

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