Study guide

1. Things to know for the test:

2. What is the difference between breaking photojournalist ethics and breaking the law?

The difference between breaking photojournalist ethics ad breaking the law is that the ethics and the law are different. they both have different codes.

3. What are some of the scenarios we discussed?

Princess Kate sunbathing is a scenario we discussed.

4. What are the four things a photojournalists can be sued for?

Photojournalists can be sued for libel, invasion of privacy, copyright, and obscenity. 

5. What is libel?

Libel is when hatred is showed, or someone is humiliated. False information is also apart of libel.

6. What can you do to make sure you are not sued for libel?

To prevent from getting sued, don’t make any jokes, and publish only photos in their true form.

7. What is the best defense against libel?

Truth is the best defense against libel.

8. What is invasion of privacy?

Invasion of privacy includes trespassing into others’ private property, giving out true, but embarrassing   information.

9. When does a private citizen lose the right to privacy?

Private citizens lose the to privacy when they participate in newsworthy activity. 

10. What is obscenity?

Obscenity is speech that is not constitutionally protected.

11. What is the LAPS test?

Work that lacks literary, artistic, political, and scientific values is the LAPS test.

12. What is copyright?

Copyright is the right of authors or artists from preventing others from copying their work without permission. 

13. What should you do to avoid being sued for copyright infringement?

Don’t plagiarize or copy other’s work.

14. As a media representative, in which of these cases can you legally shoot a newsworthy event on private property? 

A written permission is needed to photograph something on private property. 

15. If someone threatens to sue your paper for libel for a picture that damaged their reputation, what could you do to avoid it? 

Correctly quoting, using clear words, and verifying submissions can avoid libel.

16. If you wanted to pursue photojournalism in college, which school should you attend? 


17. Standards that professional photojournalists strive to follow are called…

NPPA Code of Ethics. 

18. If you take pictures of someone in their home with a hidden camera, you can be sued for:

Invasion of privacy.

19. If you use a telephoto lens and photograph students drinking beer in their backyard, you could be sued for:

Invasion of privacy, libel.

20. If you use a non-celebrity’s photo in an advertisement without their permission, you could be sued for:
Invasion of privacy, libel.

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