SECURITY AND SAFETY
Because of the many new technical developments
in the Navy, you will probably come in contact with
security problems early in your job as a news
Photographs disclosing pertinent detailed informa-
tion of a classified nature are to be accorded the same
classification as the subject of the photograph. No
classified photographs can be released for publication
or transmitted by electronic means.
Officers in command status are responsible for
taking official or unofficial photographs and for the
supervision, censorship and release of photographs.
Unofficial photographs taken aboard ship, station or
aircraft are either submitted to the CO or a properly
designated officer (such as the PAO) for screening to
assure that no classified matter is revealed.
The review of photographs must be objective in
nature. The prompt release for publication of
unclassified photographs of interest to the public and
beneficial to the Navy is considered mandatory.
Photographs of general naval life, such as ceremonies
and athletic events, are not considered to be of a
classified nature and should be released automatically y.
Photographs of doubtful classification for which release
is desired must be referred to CHINFO.
Another violation you should be aware of is that of
safety. An example is photographing a sailor aboard ship
using an electric deck grinder without safety goggles or
wearing unauthorized rubber gloves. If you are not sure
of the correct safety measures for a given task, ask the
command safety officer.
THE PICTURE STORY
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
different types of picture stories and the
applicable technical requirements.
Knowing the detailed techniques for developing a
picture story are requirements for senior journalists.
However, at the J03 and J02 levels, you should be
familiar with the various categories of picture stories.
TYPES OF PICTURE STORIES
There are seven basic types of picture stories and
they are classified as follows:
Pure picture story
Picture story within text
Single picture story
For this type of picture story, the text or story is
written first, then one or more photographs are used to
illustrate, or dramatize, its content. In reality, this is not
a true picture story, since the photographs are incidental,
rather than an integral part of the text. The photographs
are used to dress up the page, make it attractive, give it
character or establish a mood. Many magazines use the
illustrated text format. They frequently introduce each
story with a single illustration, full page size, that serves
to attract the readers attention and leads them into
reading the story.
As the name indicates, the photo-text combination
type of picture story uses a combination of both
photographs and text. However, the photographs carry
the weight of the story. The story is told primarily by
related photographs arranged in some form of
continuity. The text is important and provides
worthwhile information relative to the photographs, but
it is subordinate to the photographs. This is the easiest
type of photograph story to develop and the one most
commonly used in the Navy.
Pure Picture Story
In the pure picture story there is no text except for
a brief introduction cutline. Of the seven picture story
types, the pure picture story is the most difficult to
develop. It is frequently presented in sequences of
photographs taken at brief intervals. For example, a pure
picture story of a VIPs arrival might show the aircraft
landing, the disembarkation from the aircraft,
handshaking with the greeting party, the inspection of
an honor guard and the VIP entering a limousine. Pure
picture stories normally are used only when the action