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New York Post sensationalizes photo of man killed by subway train

By dpreview staff on Dec 4, 2012 at 20:25 GMT

A New York tabloid newspaper has caused controversy by publishing an image of a man about to be killed by a subway train on its front cover, along with a dramatic headline. The image shows a subway train bearing down on a man who'd been pushed into its path. The paper's handling of the story has been widely criticized and it raises a range of issues over the actions of all the parties involved. Journalism school The Poynter Institute has an interesting summary, separating the different aspects about a controversy that brings a lot of difficult questions about photojournalism and news reporting. What do you think?

We will not be re-publishing the paper's cover but you should be aware that the Poynter website does.


Total comments: 221
By Hugo808 (Dec 4, 2012)

Publish and be damned.

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By jdshaw (Dec 4, 2012)

What else do you expect from the Rupert Murdoch owned NY Post?
Lowest of the low.

Total comments: 221