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Rio Olympics As Seen Through the Instagram Accounts of the Pros
08/08/2016 // By Tom BurtonATHENS, GA (August 8, 2016) - Scores of talented photographers are covering the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and it would be difficult, if not impossible, to see all of the great work. In addition to visiting the many news sites covering...
Veteran Photographers Say Working For Free Has Rarely Paid Off
08/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzATHENS, GA (August 6, 2016) - When the world of visual journalism crosses paths with the internet age, most journalists have been hearing the word “free” more frequently. Because of this, there are two different visual journalists—...
Growing a Student Chapter: RIT Adding Projects, Speakers
08/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzATHENS, GA (August 6, 2016) - As a semester starts winding down, or another is close to starting, NPPA student organizations make plans for the future. For the Rochester Institute of Technology’s chapter, this means multiple plans....
Free Webinar on Copyright Small Claims Offered on August 17
08/05/2016 // ATHENS, GA (August 5, 2016) ) - A free webinar is being offered explaining proposed legislation for small claims legislation on copyright infringement. The webinar is being hosted by the Graphic Artists Guild on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2 p.m....
Heading to Rio, Past Olympics Help Photojournalists Plan for the Games
07/29/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzTwo photojournalists, one from the Dallas Morning News and another from the Colorado Springs Gazette, have photographed nine Olympics since 1996. Soon, they will be attending their tenth Olympics game, and the experience they’ve...
Scholl Wins Murrow for 'Motel Life'
07/29/2016 // By Katelyn Umholtz The idea for “Motel Life” came to Corky Scholl when he was doing some still photography work of a neon motel sign. A man approached him who had been living at that motel. “I think we all have our stereotypes,” Scholl said. “But...
Drone Journalism Lab Offers Boot Camp
07/28/2016 // Update: The workshop has sold out. There is talk about adding another date soon. Journalists interested in training for the Federal Aviation Administration’s new Part 107 certificate of flight for drone operations can attend a boot camp at the...
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 journalists working in video, 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 UmholtzATHENS, GA (jULY 23, 2016) - The Multimedia Immersion Workshop has gained two co-directors to work alongside Seth Gitner, NPPA national secretary. Carli Cichocki and Jamie DePould will help Gitner run the workshop in 2017.Carli...

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