Journalist Ethics

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The photograph in the header shows Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 26, and his 23 month old daughter Valeria, lying face down in shallow water on the Mexican border. Valeria has her arm draped around Óscar’s neck. The news reports say that he had crossed with his daughter, then went back to get his wife. Sadly Valeria went after him, and in …

Notes on Paul Martin Lester’s ‘Visual Ethics’

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Preface Lester considers six philosophical ethics ideas as a way to ‘judge’ photography: Categorical imperative – Kant, role-based rules Utilitarianism – useful to the many Golden Mean – Aristotle, average views between extremes Golden Rule – Aristotle, do to others Hedonism – because you can and you like it Veil of ignorance – John Rawls, blind justice Q: OTHER PRINCIPLES? …