Would you run this picture?
Editors make tough decisions daily. Often those decisions aren’t simple with easy yes or no answers. Today, you are the editor. Would you run this picture? Would you run it on Page 1 if you were the editor of The Detroit News? Yes, that is a real dead body and a real person’s legs sticking out of the ice.
Now that you’ve made the decision, read the story that ran with this picture. Is your decision the same? Does the story change your mind? Would you run it on the front page of The Detroit News? What if it moved on the wire with the story and you were the editor in Lincoln? Would you run it on the front page of the Journal Star?
Read the column written for an alternative weekly after the picture was published in The Detroit News. What do you think of the columnist’s view? Post your well-considered comments to all of these questions in the appropriate section below. This is due by the beginning of class Tuesday, March 30. Remember: Spelling, grammar, style all count in your posts. Self-edit closely.