Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
What you get when 'everyone' is allowed 'media' access at close range is one of two things:If you pay the same amount of money for the service and bought the same expensive cameras, you should get the same service. There should not be any privileges for "professionals". It is the same with journalists. It always makes me very angry if "professional" journalists get any kind of special access, because today basically everyone is a journalist. We all publish things on blogs or platforms like Instagram or Facebook. In the past a small group of editors in chief acted as a kind of filter between the truth and the readers. I am glad that those times are over.
1) A front row that stands fully erect surrounding the subject from two feet away while holding up their phones and iPads blocking the view of anyone shooting with a wider than 20mm (35mm equivalent) lens.
2) No event at all because whoever is putting it on isn't willing to let unvetted people get that close to the person(s) of interest. They don't want to be the one that allows the next Sirhan Sirhan, John Hinkley, Jr., Mark David Chapman, John Wilkes Booth, etc.