When Tragedy Hits, Photojournalists Balance Reporting and Emotion

“I think this is a clear example of the fact that sensitivity matters as a photojournalist,” says Gutierrez. “If you can’t feel and if you can’t approach this like a human being you’re not going to make pictures that mean anything.”

That sense of care works its way up the chain of command at newspapers and other news organizations around the country where editors are also faced with tough decisions about how to report the news and be sensitive to the concerns of the community. –When Tragedy Hits, Photojournalists Balance Reporting and Emotion | Raw File | Wired.com.