Woolwich Attack - Why Newspaper Editors Were Right to Publish Horrific Pictures
Posted: 5/24/2013 | By: Roy Greenslade | The Guardian
The radio stations were on early this morning - was it right and proper for newspapers to publish front pages pictures of a man they called a terrorist brandishing a meat cleaver?
Answer: yes. There are all sorts of arguments in favour. Practical and technological first - pictures and film clips of the incident were across social media within minutes. Newspapers (and TV) would have looked completely daft to ignore what was already in the public domain.