Hoax News

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/7/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 8/9/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Hoax News
Contest Directions: So to sum the story up, Reuters pulled the doctored Beirut photo saying - OK, we photoshopped it. Sorry, folks, here's the original, if you think the clone tool we used is too obvious. Just wanted to show a tad more smoke and destruction there, that's all. Rather than sending to Reuters editors a copy of "Photoshop for Dummies", let us help Reuters with their photoshop skills by providing examples of how good photoshop work looks like when it comes to creating hoax news photos. In this contest you are asked to create hoax news, or make hoax photos for real news. Your entries have to be made in the form of magazine/newspaper covers, OR website pages from famous news sites (Reuters, CNN, Yahoo News, BBC, etc.)

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/7/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 8/9/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
This gallery only contains our top 15 selections from its parent contest Hoax News. All 20 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • End of The World by CNN

    End of The World by CNN
  • Moon Walk Faked News Story

    Moon Walk Faked News Story
  • Manatee in Manhatten River

    Manatee in Manhatten River
  • Marie Osmond Taken by a Spaceship

    Marie Osmond Taken by a Spaceship
  • Dome Destroyed by Hezbollah

    Dome Destroyed by Hezbollah
  • US Warplanes Over Beirut CNN News

    US Warplanes Over Beirut CNN News
  • Tom Cruise Comes Out of The Closet LA Times

    Tom Cruise Comes Out of The Closet LA Times
  • Reuters Heart Skywriting Over Beirut

    Reuters Heart Skywriting Over Beirut
  • Beirut Temple Bombed

    Beirut Temple Bombed
  • UFO Crashes in Beirut

    UFO Crashes in Beirut
  • God in Clouds Seen Over America

    God in Clouds Seen Over America
  • Floating Bed in Space

    Floating Bed in Space
  • McDonalds Worm Hamburgers

    McDonalds Worm Hamburgers
  • Tower Bridge Bombed

    Tower Bridge Bombed
  • Esquire Lebanon Magazine

    Esquire Lebanon Magazine
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A photograph showing smoke rising from Beirut and taken by Reuters has been withdrawn. The photo had come under attack by U.S. web logs. The blogs actually had accused Reuters of distorting the image to make it appear as if there was more smoke and damage than existed in fact. Reuters ultimately did admit that the photo had been doctored. Its editors apologized. Reuters, in a statement, said that photo editing software improperly was utilized on the photo. The statement indicated that an accurate version of the photo would be issued. Charles Johnson, of the Little Green Footballs blog, initially exposed the fraud. He contended that a Photoshop "clone" tool was utilized to manipulate the image, to add more smoke to the photo. The incident has cast doubt on the entire process that Reuters utilizes to review images. One is left to wonder why they did not catch an obvious fake. Indeed, not only were plumes of smoke cloned, buildings in Beirut were cloned in the image as well.
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