Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tucson | Paper sells pix of alleged Giffords' gunman

Alternative weekly Phoenix NewTimes reported yesterday that the Tucson newspaper partnership co-owned by Gannett is selling photos of the alleged shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for $125 each. The photo was taken by an Arizona Daily Star photographer.

In fairness, NewTimes says: "The newspaper isn't trying to cash in on this morning's tragedy -- many newspapers sell photos taken in the community as a way to bring in some extra revenue. A photo taken by the paper at a Tucson book fair coincidentally shows the suspect, 22-year-old Jared Loughner -- and an 8x10 framed copy of the photo could be yours."

Related: Loughner's YouTube page

1 comment:

  1. This is the definition of tacky. Sure newspapers sell photos, but p.r. sense should suggest they downplay commemoratives of tragedies.


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