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Ethics in photojournalism : past, present, and future

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dc.contributor.advisor Edward Barrett. en_US Bersak, Daniel R., 1980- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Comparative Media Studies. en_US 2009-01-30T18:32:33Z 2009-01-30T18:32:33Z 2006 en_US 2006 en_US
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dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Comparative Media Studies, 2006. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-66). en_US
dc.description.abstract Like writers and editors, photojournalists are held to a standard of ethics. Each publication has a set of rules, sometimes written, sometimes unwritten, that governs what that publication considers to be a truthful and faithful representation of images to the public. These rules cover a wide range of topics such as how a photographer should act while taking pictures, what he or she can and can't photograph, and whether and how an image can be altered in the darkroom or on the computer. This ethical framework evolved over time, influenced by such things as technological capability and community values; and it is continually developing today. This thesis details how photojournalism's ethical system came to be, what the system looks like today, and where it will go in the future. The first chapter chronicles the history of ethics in photojournalism. The second chapter describes current ethical practices through specific case studies. The third and final chapter builds upon the first two and uses technology and policy to examine the trajectory of photojournalistic ethics. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Daniel R. Bersak. en_US
dc.format.extent 71 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Comparative Media Studies. en_US
dc.title Ethics in photojournalism : past, present, and future en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Comparative Media Studies. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 123349607 en_US

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