The Boston Phorotgraphs

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Courtney Mull Prof. Pascucci-Byrne The Boston Photographs 1. Nora Ephron’s argument on photojournalism and in particular The Boston Photographs comes into context approximately on page 680. She begins her article with background information on the terrible tragedy of The Boston Photographs . Continuing on from there she notes the response of several readers across the country, with the claims of “invading the privacy of death” (679). Several readers of the time cannot believe that famous newspapers would submit to “cheap sensationalism” (679). These pictures of “death in action” were in more than “four hundred newspapers in the United States,” as well as, several front pages noting how prominent this event was in history (679). Ephron then begins to discuss editors’ rebuttals on how these pictures “raise questions about slumlords” and encourage the necessity “to check on the safety of fire escapes” to “life in the ghetto” (680). The beginning part of Ephron’s article is a very formative nonbiased
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2010 for the course EXPOS 101 taught by Professor Byrne during the Spring '10 term at Bentley.

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