There is a great interview with Region One’s own John Long in Newsweek. Great to see John and the NPPA out in front of an issue like this:
Because of the higher level of scrutiny that photographs face, do you think ones that are doctored are more likely to be caught?
A lot of people are looking for it now. It used to be rare, but now people are wary. As soon as something like the missile photo came out of Iran, people immediately started questioning it. I hate to say it, but a lot of times it’s warranted. So there is more scrutiny, but at the same time it’s not as easy to catch. It was easier when you just had airbrushing and cut-and-paste. It’s harder to see it now because it’s so seamless. I hope we’re catching most of them, but I have absolutely no idea. You just hope that most of what’s going on isn’t illicit. I hope we’re catching them, but I really just don’t know.