The digitisation of news photography brought a myriad of advantages to photojournalists, but it also created ethical challenges because photographic deception is more expeditious and less transparent. This paper explores the ethics of computer-based photo manipulation within this latest evolution of imaging. Furthermore, the paper will explore whether photo manipulation, computer generated or otherwise, is not only unethical but also constitutes corruption. Ultimately, a solution is offered that exploits one of computers' best attributes ' consistency in measuring objective visual data ' but decries subjective interpretation that results in inaccurate and inconsistent imaging thus untrustworthy and immoral reportage.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|