Reuters Quietly Releasing Uncropped Photos
Reuters has now published an uncropped version of the image we noted yesterday morning: Photo from Reuters Pictures.
Notice the timestamp. As I write, it was published to the wires 6 hours ago.
Long after Reuters was caught with the cropped version.
So they’re apparently trying now to quietly release the uncropped versions without acknowledging the alterations.
Please note that the Reuters Guide to Standards and Photoshop makes it clear that 1) this kind of cropping to remove vital context is forbidden, and 2) Reuters’ own standards require a public acknowledgment of corrections and revisions.
Reuters appears to be violating their own published principles and standards.
By the way, since yesterday morning LGF has had 106 visits from people at the Canary Wharf offices of Reuters — far more than usual. And every one of these visits goes directly to one of our posts about the altered photos.
And there isn’t a word about this at the blog of Reuters CEO Tom Glocer.