Author: GaryGardiner

Bob Wilson’s Work Space

The photo showed a small lagoon, it’s blue water and coral beach ringed by lush foliage under a sky with clouds casting no shadows across the postcard-perfect fairytale view. It was the site of a new golf course, an indicator of how the sport has moved even onto small South Pacific islands. “I was there. That’s where I landed.” he continued to explain.

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Short Wave Radio Mistake Creates “Fake News” in 1935

“Fake News,” or mistaken reporting, has been around as long as someone has attempted to relay, restate, or report an event. In the case of the Hauptman verdict, it was technology that created the problem, not the people reporting. Today, technology has amplified the human problem and added more voices to the creators and critics of news reporting.

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Wayne Williams Trial Redux – Archive

With the anniversary of the Wayne Williams trial beginning 40 years ago this month some of my old photos of the story are resurfacing. Among those is this one of a grieving mother at her son’s funeral. I covered a number of funerals during the child murders and was always more than happy to be told the family didn’t want photographers in the church. It was possible to get good, storytelling photos from across the street. Most of the principals in the continuing story knew the photographers and allowed us good access when required.

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