Tag: photography

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Click here to read the whole series From the moment that pink solid line appeared on the pregnancy test, every little decision felt monumental. Home birth or hospital? Cloth or disposable? Co-sleeper or crib? Sling or stroller? With each choice, I did more research than perhaps a person should do and there was almost always [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced June 1 that the company was partnering with Photobucket to make it easy to share photos at Twitter.com. With a “Twitter native photo-sharing experience,” he said, “users will own their own rights to their photos.” The implication? That this might not be the case with third-party services. Therein lies the [...] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

David Shankbone is arguably the most influential new media photojournalist in the world. He has taken over 1,000 portraits of prominent people across a variety of fields for articles on Wikipedia.org and its foreign language equivalents. Because the pictures are copyleft — or free for reproduction, alteration, and distribution — they are used by numerous [...] more »

by Kris Krug

Every March, the city of Austin, Texas, welcomes the world for its annual South by Southwest Festival, otherwise known as SXSW. The festival consists of three parts: SXSW Interactive, a four-day geekfest for the Internet community; SXSW Film, ten days of international cinema programs; and SXSW Music, a four day non-stop celebration of live music. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Daylife photo gallery with Getty Images shot This is one in an occasional series on MediaShift where I discuss issues in-depth with thought leaders in online media. If you have suggestions for future Q&As or want to participate yourself, drop me a line via the Feedback Form. Profile Upendra Shardanand Age: 37 Hometown and Current [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Recently, the “citizen photo agency” Demotix has had reason to celebrate. The site gained fame by selling front-page photos to the New York Times taken by Iranians who captured shots of protests after the disputed presidential election in Iran. Then came another seminal moment when the site got the only shot of Harvard professor Henry [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

In times of crisis, communications professionals have an important — and increasingly complicated — role to play. We used to be the first to offer public responses to catastrophes, able to develop elucidating messages before much of the news media was on the scene. Nowadays, the type of media that will report on a crisis [...] more »

by Megan Taylor

The MediaShift Innovation Spotlight looks in-depth at one great mash-up, database, mapping project or multimedia story that combines technology and journalism in useful ways. These projects can be at major newspaper or broadcast sites, or independent news sites or blogs. What It Is The Big Picture is a large-format photo-blog operated by the Boston Globe. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERKELEY, CALIF. — It’s now Day 3 in the marathon week-long multimedia boot camp at UC Berkeley run by the Knight Digital Media Center. We have broken into groups to create various multimedia stories, and later today we’ll go out to do our primary interviews and video shoots. My group will be meeting with Robert [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERKELEY, CALIF. — After our long storyboarding sessions, it’s now time to move into more hands-on training and seminars on doing video shooting, audio recording, digital photography and using Macintosh computers. So far, there’s been a good mix of lectures, discussions and collaborative work on storyboards for our projects. The group is very inquisitive, and [...] more »