In James Thom’s extraordinary piece “The Good Image” he writes about conditions he was in at a one level of his life. He explains an expertise he was in as a younger police reporter and driving to a seen, the place the grandfather again over this granddaughter. When he drives up he sees all of the media and the police collect across the grandfather. The grandfather couldn’t even grasp the idea of what occurred but, earlier than information reporters and photographers are invading his property, life and time along with his household to grieve over his granddaughter.
When Thom sees the chance to snap the picture of the grandfather cradling the little lady, wrapped in a sheet, mendacity chilly and lifeless in his arms. Thom has such an enormous resolution to make, and solely a mere second to determine on what he’ll do. Thom thinks about his profession, for a quick second, and he nearly pushes the shutter, the button that has the ability to maintain time standing nonetheless, for now and endlessly.
He has the ability to reveal the feelings and lives of individuals, together with this household, that should re-live these experiences for the remainder of their life. He can see the enjoyment on the faces of his executives, and the awards that will be engraved along with his identify. If footage are value a thousand phrases, then his “excellent image” shall be value one million! Thom lastly decides there may be nonetheless no solution to justify this intrusion of personal household affairs. He exhibits braveness in his resolution and nice confidence in his means as a reporter.
James Thom is making the precise resolution in not taking the chance to snap the right photograph. In at present’s society the media takes benefit of the widespread individuals, and income from the world’s misfortunes. Within the period this story is going down, the media isn’t any completely different. The media believes they’ve the precise to intrude into individuals’s lives, take what they need, and assume no duty and reap no penalties for his or her actions. Newspapers, TV stations, and so forth, name this their proper to free speech. Watching a reporter taking footage, pushing shoving and crowding across the scene, is like watching a bunch of untamed hyenas combating one another for one piece of useless carcass.
On one aspect, there can be people who imagine footage, occasions, and the information, no matter the subject material are public property so long as it’s finished within the identify of media materials. Reporters, journalist and photographers all fall into the identical class. They’re there to search out the story, and if there may be not a narrative current. They assemble one to create intrigue for his or her clients. Many of the media is ruthless, chilly and with hearts of stone. These beasts cease at nothing to get what they should fulfill the greed of their soul.