Picturing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict invokes accusations of journalistic bias like no other issue. And photojournalists are at least as susceptible as reporters and editors of being accused of favoring one side or the other. Patrick Witty, Foreign Picture Editor for The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to discuss how he makes sure that the photos he selects tell a true, balanced story.

Follow the links to view the photos discussed in the segment. The photo of the three boys killed by mortar fire, the doctored photos of an Iranian missile test, and the photos as used by the New York Times.


Patrick Witty


Nadia Zonis

Comments [2]


wow, lee, thanks for that insightful response to this important conversation.

Jan. 12 2009 09:04 PM

And who can use the phrase, "you know", more times than Caroline Kennedy? You're right, Patrick Witty.

Also a close runner up for the highly non-descriptive, non-word, "um."

Jan. 12 2009 06:34 AM

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