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Over glamorizing a story: Someone will know

Module #1

The story that resonated the most with me was the article on Covering Victims: Storytelling with Power and Respect. I thought that the editor was right to talk to the family to see how they would feel if the image of their dead loved one was run. By talking to the family s/he showed the family that their opinion was valued and they wouldn’t be blindsided by the image when it was ran in the paper. The family agreed and also wanted an image of the boy when he was alive. I think that having the family in the loop on this story, gave them the opportunity, by agreeing to feature the photo of the deceased, to open the issue of the death of children to the public and possibly help other teenagers. The editors of this piece were very professional and I appreciate that. (more…)

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