Save the Indianapolis Star

On November 30, Indianapolis Star employees and friends marched in front of the newsroom building on Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, Indiana in protest of a 44 percent reduction in staff over three years with accompanying pay cuts and furloughs for remaining...

Is Hipstamatic coverage of war unethical?

I recently posted a link to a Foreign Policy web page with some very strong pictures of the war in Afghanistan. Besides being excellent pictures, the unusual characteristic of the pictures was that they were made with an iPhone using the popular Hipstamatic app. Elise...

Photographs that don’t exist

New software allows the combination of actual photos to create a new photo with a perspective different from all of the source photos. The idea originated from Burmese government agents identifying protesters by photographing protesters with cameras and then later...

Ernie Pyle’s “The Death of Captain Waskow”

Ernie Pyle, the beloved WWII war correspondent,  wrote, "The first one came early in the morning. They slid him down from the mule and stood him on his feet for a moment, while they got a new grip. In the half light he might have been merely a sick man standing there,...