"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible;
to be credible we must be truthful." - Edward R Murrow


Like I promised in the previous entry.

Photos have a lot to do with journalism, and the future includes Photoshop.
All images are taken from "Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped"

I know that I am going out on a limb and trusting Cracked.com. I trust that these pictures truly are undoctored.

Don't click that link though.
I am going go put a photo from the site, and then a photo similar, but photoshopped. Figure out which one is photoshopped and which one is real. And how shocking it can be that both can look so alike. As a journalist, I am showing you the real photo taken from the website. I am also photoshopping a version. It's my job as a journalist to present the facts as they are, and not distort them. Can you figure out which photo is distorted?
"Today there was a (what color car) outside the building.."


P.S. I am actually quite proficient with Photoshop, but I did quick and simple adjustments for the sake of time saving (being a college student can be quite busy). I know that these changes are minor and usually photo-lightening, brightening photo, etc. are acceptable edits for a photo. The edits I have done are more than just brightening and lightening; the edits are things that could distort the reality and actuality of the photo.

--my next post will be an editorial done for class (I will put the link as well) regarding bloggers vs. journalists.

"You're under pressure when you produce facts. You're working with facts in journalism, but you're under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations." - Denis Johnson

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