Thursday, May 30, 2013
Questions About 'NYT' Photo Essay
has done a lengthy re-cap and analysis of recent problem at the Times, when it suddenly pulled a photo essay--about an alleged slavery/girl servant in Haiti--and ran an editors' note. Love the title: "A Story Gone Haywire--Then Simply Gone." It's a little complicated to detail so just go check it out. Shaw raises all sorts of interesting larger questions about photo essays, lack of fact-checking regarding them, and asks whether the NYT has gone far enough in "correcting."
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch