Al Talks About the Use of Grpahic Images in News Coverage


From CBC’s Q Radio Show:


How should the media handle graphic news images?

When news broke of the death of ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, reports were quickly accompanied by graphic mobile phone videos of his blodied body and footage of his corpse on display, which prompts the question: Where should the media draw the line when publishing such gruesome footage?

On today’s show, CBC News Middle East correspondent Saša Petričić walked us through his process for covering Gadhafi’s death. And senior faculty member in Broadcast and Online at the Poynter Institute Al Tompkins joined us with his take on the media’s responsibility when it comes to graphic news images, and whether stakes have changed in this digital age.

Listen to the conversation below, and weigh in with your thoughts.
Graphic news images on QWhere should the media draw the line when publishing graphic news images? CBC News’ Saša Petričić and the Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins weigh in.

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