Newsweek: Joke or Deception?

NPR has an interesting story about Newsweek’s latest ‘Photo Illustration’ of Martha Stewart on the cover of the magazine. The problem was that it wasn’t really her. She was still in jail to be released in a few days. So where do we draw the line between fact & fiction, joke or deception? Is all news, including fake news, good news?

What are the ethics of using traditional photo-altering techniques, especially in news photography?

Robert Siegel talks with Lynn Staley, assistant managing editor at Newsweek.
Take a listen to NPR’s radio interview.

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