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Orphan Works Bill Is Not Yet Dead In The House
10/01/2008 // UPDATE: A staff member in Rep. Howard Berman's office Friday morning told News Photographer magazine that H.R. 5889 is "not on the schedule" for the House for today. Berman (D-CA) is the bill's sponsor.WASHINGTON, DC – Today's...
Army Solidifies Policy On Media Access To Arlington Funerals
09/30/2008 // By Jordan Zappala© 2008 The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press ARLINGTON, VA – In the face of criticism, the Army has for the first time formally outlined a policy outlining media access to military funerals at Arlington...
Orphan Works Next Steps In House; NPPA Calls For Members To Oppose, Write To Reps
09/29/2008 // NPPA Calls For Members To Oppose, Write To Reps DURHAM, NC – Now that the Senate has passed Orphan Works legislation it is up to the House of Representatives to take the next step and to act on a similar measure, H.R. 5889, proposed by...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Planning Company-Wide Layoffs
09/29/2008 // PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette executive editor David Shribman sent a memo to employees on Friday saying that management needs to "cut staff throughout the company" and blamed the newspaper's "revenue...
Marianne Thomas, 57
09/29/2008 // SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Photojournalist and picture editor Marianne Thomas has died after several battles with cancer. She was 57, and was a former photography editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.Thomas served as a...
New York Sun To Shut Down; No New Investors
09/29/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – The New York Sun, a conservative newspaper launched in 2002 as "a conservative alternative to The New York Times," will reportedly cease publication.A media-watching Web site, Gawker, obtained an eMail from the Sun's editor ...
Under The Cover Of Night, During Financial Crisis, Senate Passes Orphan Works Act
09/27/2008 // WASHINGTON, DC  – While the nation waits for the outcome of its biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and during Friday night's first live televised presidential debate, the U.S. Senate "hotlined" and passed– by unanimous consent and...
NPPA's 51st Annual Flying Short Course Is Underway
09/26/2008 //   BOILING SPRINGS, NC – NPPA's 51st annual Flying Short Course launched this morning at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, and photojournalists who got there early were excited to get their hands on Canon's new 5D Mark II DSLR on...
Congress May Be Acting Today On Orphan Works
09/26/2008 // WASHINGTON, DC – While it seems unlikely that members of Congress would be concerned with anything other than solving the budget crisis that faces America this afternoon, some members of the Imagery Alliance say they have received information that...
51st Annual Flying Short Course Launches Friday in North Carolina
09/25/2008 //   BOILING SPRINGS, NC – NPPA's 51st annual Flying Short Course launched this morning at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, and photojournalists who got there early were excited to get their hands on Canon's new 5D Mark II DSLR on...

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