To Print or Not to Print

Friday, July 09, 2004

That is the question. Recently, news and photo editors have been forced to decide what to do with the gruesome images of hostages in Iraq that have been filtering back via the internet and other conduits. Some journalists, such as San Antonio Express-News editorial page editor Lynell Burkett, have taken the position that any news outlet running those images becomes complicit in the crime. But Editor & Publisher senior editor Joe Strupp dismisses that notion as outrageous. Burkett and Strupp sort it out with Bob.

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