Camera Phone Photos Making Front Page News

from the getting-somewhere dept

People have been predicting this would happen, but it’s finally becoming more common that people with camera phones are the first ones on the scene of a crime and are taking photos that later end up in newspapers. In the Netherlands, the largest newspaper is using a camera phone photo along with the story about the murder of a well-known filmmaker. This is the second time this paper has used a camera phone photo in about a month. The newspaper said there was a debate over whether or not the photo should be used, but they said after some reflection there was no way they couldn’t use it. Now, with so many people having camera phones to snap pictures at a moments notice it will be interesting to see if the nature of some crimes starts to change. Right now, many criminals may feel they can get away with acts without being captured in any kind of photo evidence — but that might be changing.

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