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Rich Clarkson to receive Missouri Honor Medal
10/14/2016 // COLUMBIA, MO (October 14, 2016) – Former National Press Photographers Association president Rich Clarkson is among three distinguished journalists and three organizations who will receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in...
Judiciary Committee Censors Member
10/14/2016 // ATHENS, GA (October 14, 2016) Six NPPA members in good standing brought forward a formal, written complaint regarding three separate social media posts by Charles Menefee about the Black Lives Matter movement, including one that showed an aerial...
Nominate Industry Leaders For NPPA's Awards
10/13/2016 // ATHENS, GA (October 13, 2016) – Since the inaugural Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award was given by the National Press Photographers Association in 1949, the organization has annually recognized individuals for their special contributions to both the...
Dotson Book Included In New England Driving Short Course Registration
10/07/2016 // Bob Dotson is our keynote speaker at the NPPA New England Driving Short Course October 22, and for those who have already had the pleasure of seeing Bob in a workshop setting you know what a treat it is to learn from someone who really has done it...
When Access is Everything In Campaign Coverage
10/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzCovering presidential campaigns can be a process. When those candidates are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, things are even more interesting.For Jessica Kourkounis, a freelance photographer from Philadelphia, it just makes access...
These Tips Will Help You Choose Starter Gear On A Budget
10/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzOne of the most intimidating factors in photojournalism is the price of getting started. To get the job done right, visual journalists rely on expensive gear and that can be tough to afford, especially for recently-graduated...
Nominations Open For NPPA Board and Regional Chairs, Oct. 15 Deadline
10/03/2016 // ATHENS, GA (October 3, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association is now accepting nominations for candidates for its Board of Directors and Regional Chairs through October 15, 2016, NPPA National Secretary Seth Gitner announced today.The...
Photographer Carries On With Story After Leaving Newspaper
09/30/2016 // By Tom BurtonLongterm projects have been one of the advantages for staff photographers at newspapers. But what happens to those projects when a photographer is laid off?In at least one case, the photographer keeps working on the story. For Karen...
Ignite Your Passion 2016: Storytelling and Keeping the Flame Burning
09/30/2016 // By Lou Raguse  He is closing in on 70 having retired after spending 40 years (to the day) in television news – 40 years in the golden age of television news. It is now a much different business than the one Bob Dotson entered as a cub reporter.  But...
Changing Business, Internet Expansion Hit Photojournalism in the 2000s
09/25/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzIn the months before January 1, 2000, the world wasn’t sure what was to come once the millennium would hit. For journalists, the Y2K mystery was also there as they were adjusting to a more digital world with fewer co-workers to...

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