You are currently viewing Ethics of reporting bloody incidents

Ethics of reporting bloody incidents

The bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday made the front page on newspapers around the world, and most chose not to shield readers from bloody shots of the scene in Back Bay. Aside from a few U.K. papers, references to the “Boston massacre” were generally avoided. Instead, many papers described the explosions as an act of “terror” (but held off on using the word “terrorism.”) Here’s a look at the tragic headlines for April 16.

Leave a Reply