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National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association 2007 Excellence In Journalism Awards
05/09/2007 // WASHINGTON, DC - The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) has announced their 2007 Excellence in Journalism Awards to recognize outstanding coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in print news, print...
Getty Grants Deadline Is May 15
05/09/2007 // SEATTLE, WA – Getty Images say they are now accepting applications for their bi-yearly grant award. Photographers have until May 15, 2007, to postmark applications for the next three $20,000 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. The winners...
National Geographic's First $50K Grant Awarded To Eugene Richards
05/09/2007 //   WASHINGTON, DC – National Geographic magazine launched its new Grant for Photography by awarding the first one to photojournalist Eugene Richards for his project on veterans of the war in Iraq. The $50,000 grant...
Buffett's Big Gift Funds Aspiring Photojournalists
05/07/2007 // Photographer Howard G. Buffett told a gathering at the University of Southern Calfornia’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2004 that “A well-presented image needs no explanation.”Back then the occasion was a talk about his book...
WpN Confirms Dmitry Chebotayev's Death In Iraq
05/07/2007 // NEW YORK, NY – WpN photojournalist Dmitry Chebotayev died Sunday in Iraq, killed along with the six American Task Force Lightning soldiers he was riding with when they were struck by a roadside bomb while on patrol...
Charlotte Sun Editor Says Altered Photo On AP Network Was An Honest Mistake
05/06/2007 //     A photograph that was the subject of a mandatory photo elimination bulletin by the Associated Press on Friday because it had been digitally altered was the result of an honest mistake, and not an attempt to publish a doctored photograph, the...
John Roger Simms, 58, Daytona Beach News-Journal
05/05/2007 //  DAYTONA BEACH , FL - John Roger Simms, 58, a staff photographer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, died Thursday at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center after a short battle with cancer. He joined the paper in 1980 and worked for more...
Jim Straight Named NPPA's New Executive Director
05/03/2007 // DURHAM, NC – Jim Straight has been named the new executive director of the National Press Photographers Association, NPPA president Tony Overman announced today."With all of the...
Election Winners Announced In Regions 2 & 6
05/01/2007 //  DURHAM, NC – NPPA national secretary Sean D. Elliot has announced the results of April’s online elections for Regional officers in Regions 2 and 6.In Region 2, Todd Maisel was elected director over...
Photojournalists Reflect on Virginia Tech Shootings
04/28/2007 //  TODD MAISEL: A veteran of 9/11 and of the "East Coast media frenzy", the New York Daily News staff photographer found sorrow amidst the media circus on the Virginia Tech campus after the shootings. RICK WILKING: A freelance photographer for Reuters...

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