Laptops, computers and tablets have given people a chance to actively participate in what becomes classified as news. In many cases, the feedback a publication receives for displaying a graphic image or video becomes a larger story to the public than the story the original image or video was telling to begin with. Journalists should not publish graphic images because doing so distracts readers from the original story at hand. Several instances have occurred in which the uproar over posting graphic content became the focus of an article rather than the story behind the content itself. Such can be observed in the case of James Foley.
|Responses to New York Times Article|
|Responses to Costolo's tweet|