WPTV Will Limit Use Of Mugshots, Which ‘Perpetuate Stereotypes’

Newsrooms Rethinking Their Use Of Mugshots

Online mugshot galleries, where news organizations post rows of people who were arrested, once seemed like an easy moneymaker for struggling newsrooms: Each reader click to the next image translated to more page views and an opportunity for more advertising dollars. But faced with questions about the lasting impact of putting these photos on the internet, where they live forever, media outlets are increasingly doing away with the galleries of people on the worst days of their lives.