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Parting Shot — 12/18/07


Brian Plonka/Spokesman-Review

In the case of the bald eagle photo from Sunday, the process broke down. The production folks are trying to find out how and why. The result was that the snowy, gray background behind the eagle was made bright blue making it look as if the eagle was flying in a cloudless blue sky. Dramatic, but not at all accurate. If a photographer deliberately manipulated a photo in that way, our ethics policy would require severe discipline, perhaps even dismissal. But circumstances in the production department are different and it may really have been a technical error/Steve Smith, News Is A Conversation. More here


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