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[on getting caught digitally manipulating dozens of newspaper photos, a serious breach of journalistic ethics, in 2007] It should never have been done. I apologize to everyone that I've hurt. I'm going to pursue things for myself now. I hope that the people that I've met and known over the years are still friends, no matter what happens, and I appreciate all the friendships that I've formed in ...
Former newspaper photographer forced to resign from The Toledo Blade in 2007 when it was discovered he committed a serious breach of journalistic ethics by digitally altering at least 79 photos submitted for publication. Detrich holds the record for being "the most prolific known serial digital manipulator of news photographs in newspaper photojournalism's history," according to the National ...