A photo of a dead Syrian boy who washed up on a Turkish beach went viral on social media this week. The boy was only a toddler and is one of the latest casualties of the growing migrant crisis taking place overseas.
With it now easier than ever to post images and videos to the web, what crosses the line? While the photo of the dead toddler has put a global spotlight on the migrant crisis, is it ethical to post a photo of a dead child? And are graphic images like this one harming the general public?
Bob Steele, is the Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values. He advises journalists and media leaders across the country on ethical dilemmas and leadership challenges
Liz Sly, is the Washington Post's Beirut bureau chief