Though none from Pulitzer-related work. From Editor & Publisher:
“We checked anything that was entered in a contest or won a contest and we found nothing,” said Assistant Managing Editor Luann Sharp. “But we did find other alterations going back to 2004. We are not going to go back any further because it serves no purpose. We are not going to reprint anything, sell anything or use any of the images.”
Detrich, who was a Blade employee since 1989, quit on April 7 after admitting he changed a photo of a local college baseball team, but claimed it had been mistakenly submitted for publication. That photo ran March 31.
I attended an event with many media a few weeks back and spent nearly an hour speaking with a retired PD photo editor. His take was that you simply do not change, do not edit, a THING. PERIOD. EVER.
Although when I was on WCPN talking about the Blade photo incident, I tried to assume the position of the consumer and said that I failed to see how removal of legs from behind a banner affected the picture one way or the other, from a viewer’s perspective, AND, as a writer, I know how my work gets edited and sometimes fails to resemble anything I wrote, I guess I have to defer to the position that we don’t want to go down a slippery slope.
The problem for me still is, what’s the difference between doctoring and editing? Where is the line over which professionals should not go? I’m just not sure – since photo editing isn’t being forbidden.