Woolwich Attack – Why Newspaper Editors Were Right to Publish Horrific Pictures

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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.

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