A PUBLIC TRANSIT passenger in Toronto snapped a photo of a transit worker snoozing in a ticket booth, and then posted the image to TwitPic.
The image soon became news fodder - it symbolized rider frustration over fare increases and questionable service.
A transit worker union official was upset that the photographer didn't stop to see if the transit worker was fine - or even alive.
Is it responsible for journalists to use this image in newspapers or on television? Without knowing the situation that the image was taken - for instance, whether the transit worker was just in a moment of rest or in a full-fledged nap - what should journalists do with the image?
Would you have run the picture?
1 year ago