Newsweek photoshops its crediting policy

Newsweek photoshops its crediting policy: From Photo District News (

with the March 14 issue, Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker says bylines for
cover photos and illustrations will now appear directly on the cover,
marking a shift from the industry practice of crediting cover photos on
the table of contents page. Newsweek is the first major news magazine
to adopt the crediting policy. Whitaker says the decision resulted from
conversations with his creative staff over last week’s cover, which
used digital manipulation to merge an image of Stewart’s head onto a
model’s body. Media critics and readers alike felt that the composite
image looking deceptively real.