Solving the White House photo mystery over ‘Jerusalem, Israel’

Photo captions matter. Someone has to write them. Looking forward to the chapter in my journalism textbook. Here’s a real-world example of how captions can affect the news. In this case, the captions were themselves newsworthy; they created the news.

The Weekly Standard reported Aug. 9 about a set of White House photos from Jerusalem that had been scrubbed of all explicit references to Israel. Whereas a caption for a shot of Vice President Joe Biden once said that he was dining at the “David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel,” it has since been altered to read just “Jerusalem.”

via Solving the White House photo mystery over ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ | JTA – Jewish & Israel News.