Stereotypes In Newspapers

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“There were three rules for reporters: ‘Accuracy, accuracy and accuracy.”
- Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911)
Media shares stories, records history and projects reality. Therefore, Journalists have been provided with a certain code of ethics that would inform people rather than inflame them to create chaos. To inform, educate and to entertain have always been the three basic functions of media.
This paper puts forward a case where a Hasidic Weekly newspaper named Der Tzeitung, based in Brooklyn, New York, which gets published both in print and online with roughly 20,000 readers, doctored a photograph of an iconic moment in American history. The newspaper which failed to educate and inform the public but succeeded in entertaining them.
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Thus pictures are remembered effectively and works better as a communication tool. When minor details are removed by cropping or while making it artistic, that photo is captioned as Editorial. And such photos are generally used in feature stories. But when the story is a direct reporting of facts of a specific event it should not be manipulated. It then becomes a fake image.Their editorial policy of never printing photos of women in their press should be understandable since it’s modeled on Rabbical Board rules, but manipulating the photo is not okay and that’s the issue here. Though the violation of women’s right and sexism is also an issue but distorting an image is a bigger issue here for the credibility of the news agency and the journalist. Altering the Image gives out an altered message, and that violates the journalist’s responsibility towards one’s readers.
To discuss about sexism here, the presence of such editorial policy itself is a proof that sexism exists ,however if the news agency really respected women as they mentioned they do, the news agency could have either cropped everyone out of the right side of the photo or just pixelate the women out. At least then they would have dodged the bullets of sexism and
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Even when wearing a wig! This means that it is not a matter of exhibiting the hair; it is how the hair that is presented in a way that destroys humility. How foolish are those who aspire to relief on this matter through a false head covering”. “… due to the reality created in the past few years, when many ultra-Orthodox women work in secular workplaces, often managed by secular men who lack the minimum sense of modesty and humility, but even when there is complete segregation, the association with secular women or even with those who are not ultra-Orthodox may bring an actual disaster. These colleagues may seem very polite, interested and caring, but they may also induce spiritual weakness and looseness in women who are not strong enough and may give rise to wrong and completely distorted perspectives.

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