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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...

February 4, 2014 12:57 By :

The Age Recycles Staged Photo

Part of our Shattered Lens series on photo bias focused on how the wire services use bars in their images to promote the Palestinian narrative of suffering and the impression of Palestinians as “prisoners”...

July 20, 2011 11:16 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 5 – Bring Out Your Dead

Wire services habitually portray terrorists as ordinary Palestinians who fell victim to IDF brutality, a theme that the terrorist organizations are only too happy to encourage.

February 24, 2011 17:04 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 4 – Lighting Candles, Inflaming Bias

Candles are the image of choice for Hamas to paint a picture of Gaza under siege and suffering from electrical shortages, which can be blamed solely on Israel.

February 24, 2011 13:10 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 2 – Abusing Sport for Propaganda

How the wire services cynically exploited the 2010 soccer World Cup to produce negative images of Israel.

December 9, 2010 10:29 By :