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Todd Stricker

Todd Stricker

Todd Stricker, a photojournalist with KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas, is president of the National Press Photographers Association.

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Photo Manipulation: How Far is Too Far? Unpublished

16 October 2003 Published in Guest View

NPPA president Todd Stricker addresses the issue of photojournalistic ethics.

It’s all about the truth. It really is that simple. The photojournalist’s job is to take the pictures that best tell the story and portray the truth. Whether you work in television or with still images, the rules are the same now as they were back when the first news picture was taken.

Or are they?

The National Press Photographers Association has a code of ethics that every photographer must agree to upon joining the association. Part of that code is, “It is the individual responsibility of...