Accident photo removed due to policy
The Jamestown Sun covered an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
A tragic accident happened south of Jamestown on Tuesday, Sept. 20. A Jamestown man lost his life.
We published a photo of that accident scene hours later on The Jamestown Sun website, a photo that drew comments on social media and phone calls by people who were upset about the photo.
The Jamestown Sun has a policy for covering accidents. That policy includes not publishing photos of accident victims. The photo was examined by three news staff before it was published, and no one saw any victim. But others disagreed with that after it was published, and we took the photo down from our website.
We’re part of this community and it’s our job to cover the news. We have standards for our work and we value our readers for telling us what they think.