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USA Today Drops Sports Photographer Over Misrepresented Baseball Photo

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Any professional photographer who's been working long enough has experienced the humiliation of missing the big shot, so it wasn't that big a story when tw

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Kristen Campbell's comment, September 25, 2013 5:57 PM
Debby Wong, a photographer for USA Today was at the New York Yankees game where she was sent to take pictures. Little did Debby Wong know but Ichiro Suzuki would hit his 4,000th hit that game. Apparently Debby Wong did know that Suzuki was about to reach a milestone in his career and in baseball history.
Wong was not the only photographer at the baseball game, and both of them missed the shot of Suzuki. That didn’t stop Wong from still submitting a photo. The next day on USA Today’s website there was a photo of Suzuki with a caption that read “Ichiro Suzuki hits his 4000th base hit.”
Obviously right away the other photographer came out saying that Wong had posted a photo that was not the actual swing during Suzuki’s 4000th hit. Wong denied the allegations, but finally came clean about it.
I cannot believe that a photographer would give a fake photograph, especially a photographer for USA Today. I understand that photographers are under a lot of pressure to capture the right shot and the right moment but under no means should anyone give a fake photo. If she was sent to the game for work she should of known that on that night he could potentially have his 4000th base hit. She should of done better research and had the perfect spot to get the picture of Suzuki.
This particular case I believe relates back perfectly to the book Center at el in Chapter 10. Chapter 10 discusses standards, ethics, and values.
The photographer knowingly gave the wrong photograph and that is definitely not the right thing to do in this kind of situation.
The book discusses the PRSA member statement of professional values. (308) It goes into detail about the values of a PRSA member and honesty, which says you should adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of those we represent and in communicating with the public.
Whether or not the photographer was a part of PRSA she should always be honest and not give fake photographs.
She was hired by the USA Today to take pictures, which is a big time photographer position. She should be held to the highest standard. In the article it did mention that her boss at USA Today said she was terminated. I believe that this was the right thing for USA Today to do.
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The Dodgers celebrated in an unorthodox way on Thursday. Let's judge them.
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Mexican baseball celebration turns into massacre in border town - CBS News

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NEWS.com.au Mexican baseball celebration turns into massacre in border town CBS News The manager of the local baseball team, the Cardinals, was present at the party and said a total of about 30 people attended, but the others were able to escape by...
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Eight dramatic storylines for baseball's final week - USA TODAY

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Eight dramatic storylines for baseball's final week USA TODAY Well, the teams that finish with the worst 10 records in baseball are exempt from coughing up a first-round pick should they sign a major free agent, and have a decided advantage over...
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