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Fred Ward, Larry Spitzer leave behind impressive legacies in photojournalism
07/24/2016 // Two photographers who both had long careers covering celebrities, politicians and big news events died last week, leaving behind portfolios that were impressive in their depth and priceless in their historic value.Fred Ward, a National Geographic...
Facebook page helps connect female MMJs
07/23/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzAfter seeing the Storytellers page, a mostly male-dominated Facebook group for multimedia journalists (MMJs), Sarah-Blake Morgan of WBTV in Charlotte got an idea.“MMJ, especially for females, is something that is really hard to...
Immersion Workshop Adds Co-Directors
07/23/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzThe Multimedia Immersion Workshop has gained two co-directors to work alongside Seth Gitner, NPPA national secretary. Carli Cilhocki and Jamie DePould will help Gitner run the workshop in 2017.Carli Cilhocki is a former workshop...
Political Conventions: Journalist Resources
07/18/2016 // Here are helpful links to resources for journalists covering the 2016 party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. For more advocacy resources from the NPPA, click here. Banned Items at 2016 Political Conventions Hinder Journalists’ Jobs and...
Banned Items at 2016 Political Conventions Hinder Journalists’ Jobs and Safety
07/17/2016 // ATHENS, GA (July 17, 2016) - On the eve of the 2016 political conventions the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) joined by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), write to...
The Making of 'Cars Fly on the Fourth' Video
07/16/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzSome people spent their Fourth of July watching fireworks in the backyard. Scott Jensen, an NPPA member and a video journalist for Alaska Dispatch News, chose to film cars flying off of cliffs instead.Jensen had previously heard...
Call For Photographs And Stories: Rick Smolan’s “Broken Promises”
07/14/2016 // ATHENS, GA (July 14, 2016) – This is a Call For Photographs for a powerful photographic project that will focus on oppressed groups in the United States during the past 100 years.Titled “Broken Promises,” the project will highlight those who have...
NPPA is Part of Coalition of Visual Artists Welcoming Legislation Establishing a Small Copyright Claims Board
07/14/2016 // WASHINGTON, DC  (July 14, 2016) - In the wake of its release of a white paper setting out the key components of a copyright small claims bill, a coalition of visual artist groups commends the attention that this critical issue is now garnering on...
Podcast recording: The Right to Photograph and record
07/14/2016 // Listen to the Podcast from Preparing for the DNC: The right to Photograph and Record that was presented in Philadelphia on July 12, 2016 at http://lubetkin.net/loc69. Special thanks to NPPA member and podcaster extraordinaire Steve Lubetkin for...
7 VR websites for Journalists
07/14/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzVirtual reality may be new to the visual journalism world, but it has made quite a splash since its debut. Ken Harper, a photojournalist and professor at Syracuse University, said VR technology is the future of storytelling.“From...

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