Paper says Sorry for Wiping Out TV Mic


The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia apologized on their Facebook page after they posted a photo on the front page of their paper. In the photo the paper whited out the microphone from TV station WOWK. They blamed the censorship on a photographer that they did not name:

"A Gazette photographer went outside the boundaries of our standards when he obscured the name of a television station on a microphone in today’s front-page photo. Other than the photographer, no one at the Gazette was aware of what had taken place with the photo. Our photographers know that it is unacceptable to alter reality in news photos. The photographer believed his action helped direct the focus of the photo to the subject. He was wrong to do so. This is a singular incident. Disciplinary action will be taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again."

H/T Jim Romenesko