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These Tips Will Help You Choose Starter Gear On A Budget
10/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzOne of the most intimidating factors in photojournalism is the price of getting started. To get the job done right, visual journalists rely on expensive gear and that can be tough to afford, especially for recently-graduated...
Nominations Open For NPPA Board and Regional Chairs, Oct. 15 Deadline
10/03/2016 // ATHENS, GA (October 3, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association is now accepting nominations for candidates for its Board of Directors and Regional Chairs through October 15, 2016, NPPA National Secretary Seth Gitner announced today.The...
Photographer Carries On With Story After Leaving Newspaper
09/30/2016 // By Tom BurtonLongterm projects have been one of the advantages for staff photographers at newspapers. But what happens to those projects when a photographer is laid off?In at least one case, the photographer keeps working on the story. For Karen...
Ignite Your Passion 2016: Storytelling and Keeping the Flame Burning
09/30/2016 // By Lou Raguse  He is closing in on 70 having retired after spending 40 years (to the day) in television news – 40 years in the golden age of television news. It is now a much different business than the one Bob Dotson entered as a cub reporter.  But...
Changing Business, Internet Expansion Hit Photojournalism in the 2000s
09/25/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzIn the months before January 1, 2000, the world wasn’t sure what was to come once the millennium would hit. For journalists, the Y2K mystery was also there as they were adjusting to a more digital world with fewer co-workers to...
Bob Lynn's Visual Journalism Leadership Book Is Now Available For Free
09/24/2016 // By Tom BurtonBob Lynn, the photo editor who guided the Virginia-Pilot through many years of award-winning photojournalism, is giving away copies of his newsroom management guide Vision Courage & Heart: Lessons in Leadership.First published in...
Improve Your Chances for Landing an Internship
09/18/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzJournalism and photography both have slowing job markets, and hiring managers are looking for the best and brightest to fill the few spots available. That means college students have to take the initiative to stand out.To do that,...
Darkrooms Faded Away in the '90s
09/18/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzDoral Chenoweth joined the Columbus Dispatch in the 1990s, a time when darkrooms were the best part of the newsroom.“The light was dark. The smells were ever present,” Chenoweth said. “We performed our craft in the darkroom, and it...
WIVJ Photo Contest Winners, 2016
09/12/2016 // NPPA's 2016 Women In Photojournalism Conference  was held August 19-20, 2016, in Denver, CO. at the KUSA-TV studio. Billed this year on the theme "The Good Fight," the program was for photojournalists, reporters, online and print and television...
Large Photo Staffs and the 1980s
09/11/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzFor some, the ‘80s were the good days. The economy was thriving compared to a decade earlier, and newspapers and magazines hadn’t started drastic cutbacks like they would a decade later.J. Kyle Keener, now the photo editor of the...

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