Some newsrooms are rethinking how they use mugshots, and some have decided to use them less citing the long-lasting effects of having the images posted to the Internet, according to this article.
“Some news organizations — including The Marshall Project — avoid mugshots altogether. The New Haven Independent, a nonprofit news site in Connecticut, doesn’t typically use images or even names of people who’ve been arrested. In 2018, the Biloxi Sun Herald took down its daily mugshot galleries and stopped reporting on many low-level arrests, worried that the overabundance of crime coverage created a false impression of southern Mississippi. “