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Newsrooms are rethinking their use of mugshots in crime reporting

Some are red-eyed from crying, others visibly drunk. Some sport black eyes or jarring face tattoos. Occasionally, one offers an addled grin.

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.

Read the full article from Poynter: Newsrooms are rethinking their use of mugshots in crime reporting