Many publications are blurring or otherwise redacting today’s controversial New York Daily News front showing three stills from the chilling first-person video of the murder of two journalists.
The ethics of using the stills, which have been widely criticized on social media, have been debated among journalists because of their graphic nature. Kelly McBride, Poynter’s vice president for academic programs and a media ethicist, argues against using the unedited pictures.
“The problem with it is that it a deeply intimate image.” McBride said. “It is a moment of someone’s death.”
Some publications opted to publish the full, unedited image. Others decided not to include an image at all: