Sensitive images prompt newsroom conversations

From davidpwhelan on Morguefile

Anyone who has spent some time in a newsroom has been part of a conversation about whether or not a sensitive image should be published.

The conversation no doubt came up this week with the publication of an image of a man and his daughter who had drowned in the Rio Grande on the border with Mexico.

Poynter wrote this week about the topic and provided some insights into what newsrooms should consider when thinking about publishing sensitive images.