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Earlier this month, visual journalist Charles Apple and Poynter’s Al Tompkins questioned the White House’s staging photos for photographers after President Barack Obama announced Osama bin Laden had been killed.

Poynter’s Jim Romenesko reported that the White House announced it won’t do anymore photo staging. “We have concluded that this arrangement is a bad idea,” Obama spokesman Josh Earnest is quoted by the Associated Press as saying. Read more about the announcement here.

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Even Poynter Online was faked out by photo

The Washington Post also reported on the debate over using staged photos and highlighted the concern that photo captions don’t reflect the faked photo. See that story here.

 

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