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What you'll learn

Is it OK to manipulate images or publish photos of dead bodies? Similar to our  Media Ethics class, but with an emphasis on images, this class covers the power of photographs and the responsibilities of a photojournalist. Real-life case studies help students tackle the decision-making process in deciding what’s the right thing to do. Ethical dilemmas include digital manipulation, privacy and minimizing harm.

Grade(s)
  • 7-12
  • College/University
Duration
50 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday-Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
Cost

Free, with admission

Venue and Capacity
  • Learning Center (max 36)
  • Documentary Theater (max 100)
  • Virtual (no limit)
Minimum enrollment
12 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Classes at the Newseum: Classes must be requested at least one week in advance. Please be advised that your preferred date may not be available, so have at least two dates in mind. We recommend arriving at the Newseum at least than 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. 

This class requires a minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 36 students in the Learning Center classroom or 100 in the Documentary Theater. Groups larger than class capacity will be assigned staggered class times based on your group’s window of availability.

Virtual classes: Virtual classes must be requested at least two weeks in advance. To request a free virtual class, please complete the virtual request form. All reservations are tentative pending confirmation of hardware and software capabilities.

You can register by completing our online form, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing educationprograms@newseum.org.

When a school fails to appear for its scheduled Newseum class, it prevents other schools from using that slot. Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at AccessUs@newseum.org or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Gallery Guide - Photo Ethics - Pulitzer Prize Photographs
  • Photo Ethics Pre- and Post-Visit Lessons
  • Photo Ethics Handouts

To request a large print or Braille version, call 202.292.6650.

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