The ethics of using photo-illustrations for news stories

Bagpiper staff members and Floyd Central journalism students:

Please read, think about, and respond to the following article by Gary Green regarding the use of photo-illustrations with news stories (click on the link below).

Do we use this technique too often in The Bagpiper? What are the ethical concerns and considerations of using photo-illustrations with news content? Do we need to establish clearer, more consistent guidelines for use of photo-illustrations? Why or why not? And if so, should some of these guidelines be? I’d like your thoughts outlined in the Comments section of my blog off to the left of this entry. Consider your own section when appropriate. Consider both print and web. Remember to leave your name. Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Worth 20 points.

Is it appropriate to use a photo-illustration for a news story?


English 12 Honors: Points to consider from The Tragedy of Macbeth

Preparing for your essay test over The Tragedy of Macbeth? You might want to think about these ideas:

• To what extent is Macbeth a tragic hero? Does he have a  tragic flaw, and if so, what is it and how does it lead to his downfall?

• What events most illustrate Macbeth’s gradual fall? Which specific event most pushes him beyond redemption?

• How is The Tragedy of Macbeth a story of manipulation? Who manipulates Macbeth and how? To what extent is Macbeth responsible for his actions?

• How does the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth alter during the play?

• What is the significance of blood in the play? Of sleep and sleeplessness?

One final point: I am about to watch the IU-Ohio State game. Remember: a double-digit Hoosier win means donuts for everyone tomorrow! So, go IU!!