New York Post's Subway Death Photo: Was It Ethical Photojournalism?

Dec 5, 2012
New York Post front page
New York Post front page

In the aftermath of a dramatic photograph of a man about to be struck and killed by an oncoming New York subway train, the finger pointing and second guessing continues over whether a freelance photographer did the right thing by shooting the picture, and the Post running it as a cover, was "ethical" photojournalism. Jeff Bercovici of Forbes asks NPPA's Ethics chair John Long whether a photojournalist's duty is to intervene in a story or to document life?