Social Media Images and the Ethics of Photojournalism in the Age of Digital Circulation

Projektin yksityiskohdat

Kuvaus

This project investigates international news picture agency work and the work practices of news photo editors, with a focus on the
ethics of photojournalism, particularly the use and verification of non-professional images in news work. The research will be carried
out as an ethnographic study that will be augmented with interviews. The research applies multi-sited ethnography because the data will
be gathered from three research sites: a global picture agency (Thomson Reuters), a national picture agency (Lehtikuva) and a nongovernmental
organization (Amnesty International). The research combines theoretical frameworks from visual cultural studies and
journalism studies. The objectives are to examine the applicability of the theories of professional vision for journalism studies and to
produce a typology of the photojournalistic work practices in the current media environment. Thus, the research will present an outlined
view of today's news image production and its ethical concerns on a global level, all while studying the effects of these factors in a
national context.

Kuvaus yleisölle

This project investigates international news picture agency work and the work practices of news photo editors, with a focus on the ethics of photojournalism, particularly the use and verification of non-professional images in news work. The research will be carried out as an ethnographic study that will be augmented with interviews. The research applies multi-sited ethnography because the data will be gathered from three research sites: a global picture agency (Thomson Reuters), a national picture agency (Lehtikuva) and a nongovernmental organization (Amnesty International). The research combines theoretical frameworks from visual cultural studies and journalism studies. The objectives are to examine the applicability of the theories of professional vision for journalism studies and to produce a typology of the photojournalistic work practices in the current media environment. Thus, the research will present an outlined view of today's news image production and its ethical concerns on a global level, all while studying the effects of these factors in a national context.
Lyhennetty nimiEthics of Photojournalism
TilaKäynnissä
Todellinen alku/loppupvm01/09/201931/08/2022

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