Thursday, November 6, 2014

IRAN-CONTRA HEARINGS, JULY 1987, WASHINGTON D.C. PHOTO BY LLOYD FRANCIS




This news photo taken by Photojournalist Lloyd Francis in the summer of 1987 from the Iran-Contra Hearings was one of his best, in my opinion. 

Lloyd worked as a photojournalist all over the world, including nine tours of Iraq, I believe.

This photo is about the press in 1980s Washington D.C. The boundaries between the government and the press seemed sharper in 1987. Today, we're too often getting our news from folks who do not even have an AP Stylebook.

It tells us much about the American press and the relationship our free press has with the American government and the American people. 

After the Dot-Com Boom, journalism changed tremendously. Voters in 2016 are nearly waterboarded with "breaking news" all day, all night. We consume too much media, become overwhelmed and consequently, know less.

One can't be bombed with news every day; the voter begins to hear the news like he/she hears traffic outside. 

In 2016, people must be their own news reporters and learn the basic rules of editing. 


lurene's email in 2016 is lurenexyz@gmail.com




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