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Department of Defense Learns From NPPA
07/09/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzMembers of the NPPA took part in the Department of Defense Visual Storytelling Workshop in Anchorage, Alaska, which went from June 26 to July 2. Melissa Lyttle, Mark Dolan, Brad Smith and Mary Calvert worked as team leaders...
Slate Photo Illustrations Draw Objections From News Agencies
07/06/2016 // By Tom BurtonNews photos that were digitally combined to show Vladimir Putin at campaign events with presidential candidate Donald Trump have been removed from the Slate website after objections from news organizations that distributed the original...
Photojournalists Explore Instagram for Professional, Personal Use
07/02/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzInstagram announced a milestone last week that the photo-sharing app has more than half a billion users, with 300 million of them posting to their accounts everyday.A new account is the NPPA Instagram page, which was started last...
Eric Seals wins Murrow award for shipwreck story
07/02/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzEric Seals, a photo and video journalist at Detroit Free Press and NPPA member, won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award on June 21 for his video about the shipwreck of Hydrus, a boat that sank in Lake Huron during the Great...
Fred Parrish: Professor Who Pushed His Students and Saw Them Succeed
06/29/2016 // By Tom BurtonAs a professor at the University of Florida, Fred Parrish was adamant about what he expected from his photojournalism students: they had to take great care in their craft, write exceptional and accurate captions, be ethical, and tell...
5 Tips for Covering Conflict at the Political Conventions
06/24/2016 // By Adrienne AndrewsUPDATE (July 6, 2016) - The Cleveland Police Department has issued a revised Divisional Notice regarding the "Video Recording of Police Activities with input from NPPA General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher. Athens,...
NPPA Board To Meet August 14, 2016
06/24/2016 // ATHENS, GA (June 27, 2016) – The board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association will hold its summer board meeting by videoconference on Sunday, August 14, 2016.NPPA members seeking changes to the organization's bylaws, policies...
New FAA Rules Will Make Commercial Drone Photography Easier
06/22/2016 // By Tom BurtonThe Federal Aviation Administration has finalized new rules for the operation of drones that will open business opportunities, including aerial photography for news organizations. The FAA rules that take effect in August do not directly...
Photojournalists Cover the Unimaginable at the Orlando Mass Shooting
06/20/2016 // By Tom Burton It was about 4 a.m. when his phone rang. For some reason, freelance photographer Phelan Ebenhack was already awake. On the line was Associated Press staff photographer John Raoux calling to say there had been a shooting at a nightclub...
Southeast Storytelling Workshop Sets Model for Regional Training
06/17/2016 // By Adrienne AndrewsAthens, GA (June 17, 2016) – When Southeast Storytelling Workshop co-directors Matthew Pearl and John Kirtley set out in early 2016 to sate the southeast region’s hunger for a local television journalism workshop, they had no idea...

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