News Archive

Perspectives: A Photojournalist's Worst Nightmare
08/17/2006 //  Jessica Webb is a staff photojournalist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal. This is her first-person account of covering the beatings of three seniors, resulting in two deaths. The trio had been the subject of one of her recent photography projects...
Federal Judge Says Reporters Must Testify, Name Sources
08/16/2006 //  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that two San Francisco Chronicle reporters must disclose who provided them with secret grand jury testimony given by professional baseball player Barry Bonds and...
NPPA's First Amendment Attorney Named Gannett Senior VP, General Counsel
08/16/2006 // WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney Kurt Wimmer, who for several years has donated his time and expertise to the National Press Photographers Association as pro bono counsel on issues relating to the First Amendment and press...
Online Survey Measures Attitudes About Photo Manipulation
08/16/2006 //  - Dennis Dunleavy is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR, teaching visual journalism and digital technology. He is conducting an online survey...
VII Hosts One-Day New York Seminar In September
08/15/2006 // NEW YORK - The VII Photo Agency is hosting a one-day seminar at the Parsons School of Design in New York City on September 17 featuring all ten members of the agency as speakers and presenters – including Eugene...
Susan Meiselas Joins Women In Photojournalism Speakers
08/11/2006 //  DURHAM, NC (August 29, 2006) – Photojournalist Susan Meiselas of Magnum Photos has joined the line-up of speakers and presenters scheduled to appear at the upcoming NPPA Women In Photojournalism Conference...
Dallas Morning News To Cut 85 Newsroom Jobs
08/11/2006 // DALLAS, TX – Newsroom employees at The Dallas Morning News were handed packages today with details of the “voluntary severance” program that’s being offered by Belo Corporation, which hopes to cut as many as 85 newsroom jobs from the newspaper that’...
Donations Pour In For Times-Picayune Photojournalist McCusker
08/11/2006 // NEW ORLEANS, LA – Since news first broke Wednesday of Times-Picayune photojournalist John McCusker's altercation with New Orleans police in which he begged officers to shoot him after he pinned a patrolman down with his car during a...
Minnesota Vikings Ban Photographing Injured Players At Practice
08/11/2006 // By Donald R. Winslow It looks like at least one of the NFL’s head coaches and his team’s public relations staff have decided they’re going to try to take control of one of the aspects of the media they currently find distasteful,...
NYCLU Sues NYPD For Harassing, Detaining Photographers
08/10/2006 // New York, NY – Despite all the publicity, lawsuits, and media focus on the fact that taking photographs in public places is not illegal and is protected by the United States Constitution’s First Amendment, it seems as if the police officer on the...

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