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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...
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...

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