Journalism or Rubbernecking?

Yesterday in New York, a man was pushed off a train platform in line of an oncoming train. A freelance photographer for The New York Post was there to witness it. This is the result.


Now, the question of ethics and humanity come into play. Should the photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, have done exactly as he did – photograph a news worthy situation? Or should he have put down his camera and tried to help the struggling man?

What would you have done?

We shouldn’t only be questioning the photographer, however. Was is right for The Post to run this photo? Should it have been published but not on the front page?

To read more about the incident, click here.

To read about the journalism world’s backlash against the publication and photographer, click here.


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