News Archive

Director of Photography Santiago Lyon Leaving Associated Press
11/23/2016 // By Tom BurtonSantiago Lyon, Vice President and Director of Photography for the Associated Press, is leaving after 25 years with the wire service.In an email memo to AP staff photographers on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Lyon said “I have decided, after much...
Help Support The Darrell Barton Foundation
11/21/2016 // By Sharon LevyATHENS, GA (November 21, 2016) – It was on April 15, 2015, the day the storytelling community lost a legend. Some may be as talented, but the world has never seen a better storyteller than Darrell Barton. While we will forever miss the...
Letter Seeking Development of Encrypted Camera
11/18/2016 // The Freedom of the Press Foundation has drafted an open letter to major camera manufacturers—like Sony, Canon, and Nikon—asking them to build encryption into their camera products to protect the safety and security of journalists and filmmakers,...
Updated: Federal Judge Blocks OT Rules That Could Have Affected Photojournalists
11/16/2016 // Update: On November 22, 2016, a federal judge blocked these overtime rules, issuing a preliminary injunction based on a likelihood of success on the merits that the overtime rule exceeds the Department of Labor's authority. This is not a final...
NPPA Joins Media Groups in Open Letter to President-Elect Trump
11/16/2016 // ATHENS, GA (November 16, 2016) - The National Press Photographers Association is part of a group of 18 media associations that joined together to release an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that new administration honors a full...
New Rules for NPPF Scholarships Make It Easier to Apply, Seniors Now Eligible
11/16/2016 // Applications have opened for the National Press Photographers Foundation scholarships and new rules have made it easier to enter the contest. Eight $2,000 scholarships are being offered to full-time students enrolled in a four-year accredited...
2017 NPPA Board and Regional Elections Now Open
11/15/2016 // ATHENS, GA (November 15, 2016) - Elections for two seats on NPPA's Board of Directors, as well as Regional Chair positions in the Central, Northwest and West regions have opened and will run through November 30, 2016.All NPPA...
Nominations Open for McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage
11/14/2016 // The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia invites journalists and journalism educators to submit nominations for the 2017 McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.The McGill Medal honors a working U.S....
Deadline Extended for Board of Director Nominations, Central and West Regions
11/08/2016 // Due to a disappointing lack of nominations for both the Central and West regions, we are re-opening our nomination process for a period of one week in order to find great regional leaders who will actively participate. This will include the...
Nora Lorek from Mid Sweden University Wins CPOY, UNC Wins Big in Multimedia
11/07/2016 // By Tom BurtonNora Lorek, a student at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden, has been named College Photographer of the Year for a portfolio that included photo stories from a Syrian refugee camp in Calais, France.Lorek won the top award in...

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