This may seem a minor point, but…. The NY Times blog The Lede is currently featuring an amazing photo of a funnel cloud that touched down briefly in Orchard, Iowa, snapped by Lori Mehmen, a resident of that farming community. The Lede post gives her full credit. But the caption simply reads, “The view from [...]
The consuming debate in journalism this week has been how the photos of the four Americans killed in Fallujah were handled by newspapers. Anyone who spent any time hitting Internet web sites last week knows there were any number of very graphic photos of the horrifying events that took place after the four were killed in a grenade attack.
In November 2003, an Irish blogger named Gavin posted a short item on John Gray, author of the Men Mars/Women Venus thing, and calling into question Gray’s claims to a PhD, or in fact to anything more than a high school diploma, at least from a reputable institution. In the eyes of Gray’s lawyers, Gavin went too far when he labelled Gray a “fraud,” and this month they demanded an apology and threatened legal action.
The end of Angele Yanor’s column was a fairly minor blip on the media ethics radar. She was a columnist, after all, and her mandate was to entertain and even titillate, not necessarily to inform