The Herald (Aug. 31) had a photograph of a young girl who was in a accident. My question is this: When children are underage, dont you have to have permission from the parents before you put their picture in your paper? Also have you ever thought what it does to the family of a the child after your reporter puts their face on the front of the paper?
I was thinking of getting the Herald, but if you do these sort of things, I dont think Im going to now.
I happen to know the family of that young girl. With what you have done, youve made their life a real mess now. Shame on you!
Editors note: Whether juveniles can be photographed or identified varies with circumstances, both under Colorado law and in Herald policy. In general, parental permission is not needed to photograph a minor in a public situation. And while in most cases, Colorado law treats juveniles names as confidential, it makes a specific exception for minors cited for nonfelony traffic violations. The 17-year-old girl in the Aug. 31 photo was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic.