Perhaps some of the toughest decisions facing editors for a story like the earthquake in Haiti involves choosing the photographs to accompany the text. Editors strive to achieve a balance between illustrating the scale of destruction and human suffering without being excessively graphic.
Local newspaper editors also take their demographics into consideration when choosing photos. When choosing an image for the front page of the newspaper, editors at the Salt Lake Tribune ask another question: How will parents be able to explain this photo to children?
In the end, the Tribune, like many other newspapers, Web sites and TV news programs, offered warnings of graphic content.