In the wake of the scandal around the winner of the World Press Photo award, which was found to have been manipulated significantly with Photoshop, it seems like the right time to discuss this sort of editing. Our sister publication, American Photo, has an excellent interview with Fred Ritchin, a professor at NYU, author, photojournalist, and activist against unannounced digital manipulation of images. Check out the full interview here.
The Atavist, one of our favorite venues for long-form journalism (and a great example of what the future of the medium looks like--their iPad stories have videos, photos, timelines, references, and more, all elegantly presented), just announced their latest story: "The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks", by Joe Kloc. It's the story of Joseph Gutheinz, a rogue NASA investigator, who's dedicated his life to retrieving lost or stolen moon rocks. It's available for $2.99 (Atavist app or iBooks) or $1.99 (Kindle, Nook, text). Now if you'll excuse us, we have some reading work to do.