Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Time to Mourn

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Though photography can be visually compelling and make you feel things that sometimes would not be felt without a picture attached, I believe in one having their privacy. Photo Journalism is suppose touch in a way that words are not able to, and as a News Ed major I love what images are able to add to a story. I realize that in news pictures will be taken to show the reading audience what the story is saying, but when it comes to pictures like the one that showed the woman mourning we have a responsibility. I believe that the photographer that took the picture should have asked permission to take the picture. The photographer, I do not believe, was wrong in anyway in taking the picture but because we are a profession that constantly has to connect with people I think we should be more aware of people. We are the keepers of truth, we are suppose to deliver the truest forms of information to the public that we possibly can. But!! we need to be a little more sensitive to others, I think that in this profession it is easy to get lost and just be focused on getting the best story or the best picture without really thinking about others. Though the picture was really heart felt and a picture that I think was good for the story, dealing with the situation the photographer should have asked for such an intimate, private picture. Again it was a great picture to be taken, but a little respect in doing so would have been great and may have opened doors for a followup on that particular woman. I really think that we need to start thinking more as Journalist and being a little more caring and responsible.


Written by bloggingmom67

November 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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