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Mikhael Subotsky Wins 2008 W. Eugene Smith Grant
10/23/2008 // NEW YORK, NY– Photojournalist Mikhael Subotsky of Cape Town, South Africa, is the winner of the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund's Grant in Humanistic Photography for 2008.The grant was awarded Wednesday night...
300 More Jobs Gone At Palm Beach Post
10/21/2008 // WEST PALM BEACH, FL – When The Palm Beach Post cut 300 jobs from the payroll earlier this summer, it was one of the largest single newspaper staff cuts to date in the face of this year's economic turmoil.But stunningly today the Post announced that...
NYC Ceremony Upcoming For W. Eugene Smith, Howard Chapnick Grants
10/15/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – The board of directors of the W. Eugene Smith Foundation are inviting interested photographers and editors to attend a ceremony on Wednesday, October 22, in New York where the 2008 recipients of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund's...
Digital Railroad Announces Staff Reductions, May Liquidate
10/15/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – Digital Railroad informed their members, customers, and partners today they recent efforts to find additional funding "required to sustain its current level of operations" have been unsuccessful, and as a result there will be staff...
Wednesday Final Day For 2008 Airborne Seminar Pre-Registration
10/14/2008 // DURHAM, NC – Wednesday is the deadline for faxed registrations for the NPPA's 2008 Airborne TV Seminar, but walk-in registrations will also be welcomed at the door in both Wichita, KS, and Portland, OR.This year's Airborne seminar makes its first...
Inquirer Editors Say Internship Program "Hasn't Changed"
10/14/2008 // PHILADELPHIA, PA – Earlier this week the dean of the University of North Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communication wrote on her Blog that the Philadelphia Inquirer had asked the school to pay the newspaper to support college students'...
Brett Akagi Leaving KARE11-TV To Join Minneapolis Star Tribune
10/14/2008 // MINNEAPOLIS, MN  – KARE11-TV director of photography Brett Akagi is leaving broadcast television to join the staff of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Akagi will be a senior video producer at the newspaper."It's a...
KTRK-TV Channel 13's News Chopper Crashes; Two Dead
10/13/2008 // HOUSTON, TX – KTRK-TV ABC 13 News says their SkyEye HD helicopter crashed this morning enroute to a breaking news story, and that the contractor pilot and photographer on board were both killed.The two men were identified as pilot John...
Philadelphia Inquirer Asks J-Schools To Pay For Interns
10/13/2008 // PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Inquirer told a journalism school dean in North Carolina that the newspaper can no longer afford to pay for college interns, and that union rules prohibit interns who work for free, so the newspaper is now asking...
Too Many Employees Want Star-Ledger Buy-Outs
10/10/2008 // NEWARK, NJ – Owners of The Star-Ledger in Newark had sought three concessions from employees to keep from closing or selling the paper: a new contract with union mailers, a new contract with union drivers, and 200 employees to sign up for buy-outs....

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