Should News Outlets Reprint The New Charlie Hebdo Cover?
Charlie Hebdo is releasing its first issue since the attack on its newsroom, and the cover features another cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 13, 2015
Less than a week after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, the surviving staffers have released a new issue. And in a show of defiance, a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammed is on the cover with the words, "All is forgiven."
A lot of news outlets covering the cover chose not to show it, us included.
It's a difficult balance for newsrooms who have to consider both their obligation to present information to the public and whether that information could offend.