AJC Photo Credits

Is the paper of record objectively pro-slacker for failing to disclose the fact that their photo came from an official White House source and not a journalist?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran the handout photo as its lead art and crediting it to “ERIC DRAPER/McClatchy Tribune,” citing a news service that transmitted the photograph. The Journal-Constitution’s front page ran no disclosure that Draper is employed by the White House.

Chris Stanfield, director of photography for the Journal-Constitution, says the paper does not normally run White House handout photos. Since this handout photo was almost identical to what people saw on TV, “It didn’t bother me as much last night.” Still, Stanfield says he would have preferred to run a shot from a different angle, such as a wide shot of the room the president was in, if such a picture had been available.

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