Saturday, March 3, 2012

A file photo for a recent windstorm?

A friend sent me this link to a story of recent wind damage in Flint. The photo (which is given as a "file photo") appears to be out-of-date because the officer and police car in the picture are dated.

Can't imagine using a file photo for an on-going news event. If someone has more info, please advise.

I learned early in my journalism career that file photos of current events are dangerous. If you want more information on my own experience in file photos, let me know.

In the story comments the reporter chimed in that a "real" photo will be used when one is obtained. So you use an old unrelated storm photo? Sheesh.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A couple interesting newspaper links

This chart will give any newspaper junkie some pause.

Someone was kind enough to send me a link to a new Booth venture to shore up some state coverage.