How do we decide what should be shown and what should be kept hidden?
This is what Michela Marzano calls “the elitism of editorial boards,” who consider that the public could never bear to watch the kind of images that they have seen.
This is the reason why images showing violence never feature in the press while those showing it indirectly do.
Sometimes, however, the desire to show prevails and channels will resort to elaborate blurring techniques aimed at hiding unwanted elements.
This trick of showing only a part of the picture does not fall into any of the categories mentioned so far.