National Union of Journalists policy on photomanipulation
The exact wording of the policy passed by the union on 3 October 1996 is:
This ADM instructs the NEC
to campaign in collaboration with appropriate organisations for the adoption of
a world-wide convention for the marking of photographs which have
been digitally manipulated.
To this end, this ADM instructs the NEC to ensure that:
- All NUJ publications adopt a
"not a camera" symbol, placed discreetly but
clearly within the image area, when they run manipulated images;
- All members be encouraged through
those publications to do the same;
- An addition to the Code of Conduct
dealing with photomanipulation be drafted for decision at ADM 1997;
- Stickers be produced with the NUJ logo and a "genuine photo"
symbol for use by members on genuine images.
Most of the work remains to be done. Someone needs to draft a crisp but
precise addition to the Code of Conduct. A draft "genuine photo"
sticker is being prepared, using the US symbol.
ADM: Annual Delegate Meeting: a gathering of
delegates from union branches, and in its own collective
eye, the supreme policy-making body of the NUJ.
For complex reasons, the next ADM will be in Spring 1988.
NEC: National Executive Committee: the
elected committee of working journalists responsible for the administration of the
NUJ and for implementing policy and allocating expenditure.
NUJ: The (UK and Ireland) National Union of Journalists.