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Impressive front page photo/story about homeless.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mustangj17, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This photo really got to me. They might field some calls about it, but I think it was a good shot. Good story too.

  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Jesus, I don't recognize that country.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Almost forgot:

    Only in Detroit.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I don't think its a story about homeless. Its a story about America.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What's sad is that it took the cops a day to retrieve the body after being notified. Oh, and the fact that no one bothered to call the cops for a month.
  6. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Damn...great photo, depressing story.
  7. blogismycopilot

    blogismycopilot New Member

    Fabulous story.

    Though I don't think the fact that nobody called the cops is very surprising. The building was a refuge for the homeless. If they had called the cops, they'd risk getting "evicted" into the frigid Detroit cold.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    But there were people who played hockey in the building too. I would think one of them would have called.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well-written story, and that photo is jarring to the senses.
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I agree on both points. Good journalism, including photojournalism, is still relevant to our communities in this country.
  11. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    "We do not show dead bodies!"


    "It will upset the readers. Look what happened in Mogadishu."

    Don't we need to be upset and disturbed time to time?

    "People don't want their breakfast spoiled. We're invited into their homes. We should act respectful."

    Respectful but not truthful?

    "You just don't understand, do you? It will cost us subscribers, advertisers."

    No, I don't understand.
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    The first thing I saw when I looked at the photo is, that's going to win an award. I don't know why. Even though it is controversial. I still think that's a great shot.
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