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#WIVJ16, The Social Media Action From Women in Visual Journalism
08/20/2016 // The Women in Visual Journalism Conference in Denver on Aug 19-20, 2016 had a full roster of speakers that inspired a active roster of social media posts through the weekend. Here is a sampling of those comments:On being a strong woman in a newsroom...
Personal Projects Are Driven By Passion
08/20/2016 // By Katelyn Umholtz From Mary Ellen Mark to David Burnett, personal projects have long been an important part of a visual journalist’s career. They can start off as something small, putting time in when one isn’t on the clock. They can also turn into...
Storytelling with Drones; Tips From Journalists
08/16/2016 // By Tom Burton  Eric Seals wanted to use a quadcopter in September of 2013 for a long-term project he was working on about shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. He felt that a flying drone would help him get cinematic-quality video of the dive boats out on...
How to Get Certified for Drone Operations
08/16/2016 // By Tom Burton  The new Part 107 regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration will make it easier for citizens and journalists to use drones for aerial photography and newsgathering, but it will still require certification before they are...
Facing Criticism: Don't be Thin-Skinned, Be Positive and Develop Relationships
08/13/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzOctavian Cantilli recently made a Facebook post recounting a conversation he had with his wife."My wife Chelsea often jokes around that she could never do what I do because of the constant rejection independent photographers...
With Changing Technology, Putting the Fear Aside and Moving Forward
08/13/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzThe visual journalism industry is taking hits as staff sizes are shrinking. Those who are left are taking on more jobs including many tasks that you can blame on the internet.But there are some people that are embracing the change...
Select Copyright Disputes Could Get Pro Bono Representation
08/13/2016 // By Mickey OsterreicherATHENS, GA (August 13, 2016) - For the past several years, the Copyright Alliance has been a partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic.  Each fall semester the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP...
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....

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