An excellent article by Jacqui Moore on the ethics that we as journalists need to consider before publishing.
It’s been a bad week for the media industry. A man dies as he’s pushed onto a subway track and the only help he gets is to have his last moment’s photographed. A prank call by a radio station to a hospital results in a nurse taking her own life.
As members of the media we need to recognize that we have a responsibility – our actions can have serious consequences. Something I realized starting out in documentary film-making and investigative journalism.
The subway station incident is disturbing to me in more ways than one. Nobody, not the photographer or other strap-handlers, intervened to help the victim – a decision that will probably haunt these bystanders for the rest of their lives. The photographer (who claims he used his flash to alert the train driver that there was someone on the track) said it would be morbid of him to sell…
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