How should a news photograph look?

How should a news photograph look?

IN HIS controversial book “War is Beautiful” (2015), David Shields took aim at the New York Times. He wrote that the newspaper’s photographic coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq both “enchanted and infuriated” him, arguing that many of the photos aestheticised violence and distanced readers from the reality of the conflicts. “It seems…

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The Republican Party’s shameful day

The Republican Party’s shameful day

ON AUGUST 21st Duncan Hunter, a Republican congressman from California, was indicted for filing false campaign reports and spending $250,000 of campaign funds on personal expenses. According to the indictment, which Mr Hunter claims is politically motivated, he spent over $20,000 of campaign funds on family trips to Italy and Hawaii. When the congressman wanted…

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Britain’s diplomatic delusions

Britain’s diplomatic delusions

LESS than two months are left until the October European Union summit that was meant to agree a Brexit deal. Yet the gap between the two sides remains wide. Theresa May proposed her Chequers plan for future relations only seven weeks ago. That made it wise for Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, and Michel Barnier,…

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Canada Infrastructure Bank announces first investment as gaps persist in Ottawa’s $186.7-billion spending plans

Canada Infrastructure Bank announces first investment as gaps persist in Ottawa’s $186.7-billion spending plans

OTTAWA—The Canada Infrastructure Bank announced its first-ever investment on Wednesday, just as Ottawa’s budget watchdog released a report outlining lingering shortfalls in the government’s infrastructure spending plans. The CIB said it would invest $1.28-billion in the Réseau express métropolitain, a major light rail expansion project in Montreal, in the form of a 15-year secured loan.…

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