New photojournalism blog; Gadhafi photos too graphic?
A new blog kicks off today, focusing, if you will, on photography.
The occasional blog "Looking Glass" will offer insight into the world of Gazette photographers.
As the subtitle mentions, "Looking Glass" will provide behind-the-scenes stories and photos, photos that were never printed and general discussion on the craft of photojournalism.
One immediate topic might be the very graphic photos on the death of Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday.
The Gazette chose not to run the photos in print on Thursday because of their graphic nature. Widespread use of the images was seen on TV, however.
(Warning: the photos are very graphic. To view one, click HERE.)
The first photos out of Libya on Thursday showed a very bloodied and captured Gadhafi either near death or dead. What are your thoughts? Do you think the photos of a slain Gadhafi should have run in the newspaper today? Or are they best left unpublished?
Jeffrey Haff is The Gazette's online editor.