Tag: photojournalism

by Mark E. Johnson

It’s a common problem whenever you teach a visual course — how do you instill the idea of visual variety? Here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I’ve introduced a photo assignment that the kids call the Dr. Seuss Assignment with the goal of helping them find different ways [...] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

A deadline is approaching. As the seconds run out on this very minute, you need to meet that deadline with a new photo to feed your blog or social media stream. And then there it is — a stunning moment of humanity, legally available to you and sure to generate more traffic than you’ve ever [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Government snooping has been a recurring theme on our podcast, and this week the biggest revelation of all came out: The National Security Agency has had unfettered access to servers at Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple (but not Twitter) since 2007, according to an inside government source who was horrified [...] more »

by Ryan Frank

Two blocks from our newsroom, 20,000 fans yelled, clapped and stomped for a world record. A former University of Oregon decathlete, Ashton Eaton, crossed the finish line in time to make history. Ashton Eaton celebrates after he broke the world record in the decathlon event in Eugene, Ore. This photo was captured by Tess Freeman [...] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

As student journalists increasingly arm themselves with mobile phones for multimedia newsgathering in the field, more may find themselves on a collision course with local authorities unenthusiastic about having their actions captured in living color. A reminder of that comes in the pending criminal trial of Pennsylvania photojournalism student Ian Van Kuyk, arrested earlier this [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

One of Rafat Ali’s photos of the island of Moheli in Comoros; posted on Facebook Welcome to the 46th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rafat Ali as co-hosts. Rafat is celebrating his birthday, we’re not sure how old he is, but we know that he loves photography. So [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

Few can say they didn’t see it coming. but many felt the final nail in the coffin was firmly in place when at the end of 2011 CNN fired 50 photojournalists. The international news network explained its decision in a letter: We looked at the impact of user-generated content and social media, CNN iReporters and [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Photographers who might have aspired to see their work published on the glossy pages of a magazine can now opt for the glossy screen of an iPad. Once Magazine, a “visual storytelling” app for the iPad, is a new showcase for photographers’ work and related multimedia. The app provides three cohesive photo essays, each with [...] more »