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Flagging Temple Mount Fauxtography

Flagging Temple Mount Fauxtography

See below for updates on this post, including the paper’s amended caption. If you didn’t know better, you’d think this photo in the Los Angeles Times shows the Israeli flag provocatively flying over the Dome of the Rock. Seen from Mount Scopus, the distinctive golden Dome of the Rock, one of Islam’s holiest sites, stands

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Gaza: What Could the Press Corps Have Done Differently?

Its’ too early to tell if Operation Protective Edge is really winding down or not. Israel says it has destroyed all the terror tunnels it knows of, but the possibility of continued rocket fire looms over the Cairo truce talks. After one month of conflict, it’s fair to ask, What could the news services in

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The Case Against “Generic” News Images

Sometimes, editors need an image for a story but don’t have anything useful or available right away. That’s when stock photos come in handy. But unless they’re clearly labeled as “file photos” used for “illustrative purposes,” these images can be very misleading. Robert Fisk raises an important point about “generic” news photos used to illustrate

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Hamas Members Killed in Sinai Sweep

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab reports picked up by YNet, Egyptian forces in the Sinai killed and arrested some 200 Islamists, including quite a few from Hamas. He said 32 Hamas members

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Prisoner X: The Facts, The Fallout

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The Prisoner X affair spread like wildfire in Israel, Australia, and Big Media. More on the emerging facts and fallout below. See also Simon Plosker’s Thoughts on “Prisoner X.” 2.

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UNRWA Closes West Bank Offices for Safety

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The UNRWA is closing three of its West Bank offices because Palestinian protests have gotten too dangerous for staff. According Maan News: During protests, demonstrators stopped UN vehicles and their

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More Honors For Silwan Fauxtography

AFP photographer Ilia Yefimovich sounds pretty defensive about his 2010 photo of a Palestinian kid getting hit by a car in Silwan.   Yesterday, his image was chosen Best Photograph in a Tel Aviv exhibition. Yefimovich talked about it with Haaretz: Yefimovich vehemently denies these claims. “Who staged the photo? It can also be interpreted

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

Media Cheat Sheet 10/10/2011

Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute

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Fauxtography Files: Photojournalist Blows Lid on Collusion With Stone Throwers

The video: Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori blows the lid on collusion between photojournalists and Palestinian stone throwers. In this remarkably documented video, Salvadori describes how the David-and-Goliath images come about, despite the way they distort reality of the clashes they cover. Photojournalism Behind the Scenes [ITA-ENG subs] from Ruben Salvadori on Vimeo. The significance: It

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