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Tomás Munita and Jessica Phelps Named 2017 Photojournalists of the Year
03/24/2017 // A photo story on Cuba in transition anchored the portfolio of Tomás Munita who has been named the Photojournalist of the Year for large markets in the 2017 Best of Photojournalism competition sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association...
NPPA and More than 60 Media Companies & Organizations Join in Support of Journalists’ Rights
03/20/2017 // On March 17, 2017, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit supporting a visual journalist’s appeal of a lower court decision in favor of the defendant...
2017 Best of Photojournalism, Picture Editing Winners
03/19/2017 // ATHENS, OHIO – Smithsonian has won the Best Use of Pictures for magazines for the second year in a row and The New York Times has won for newspapers for the seventh year in a row in the 2017 NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition picture editing...
2017 Best of Photojournalism, Multimedia Winners
03/18/2017 // ATHENS, OH – The New York Times has won the Best Use of Multimedia in the 2017 NPPA Best of Photojournalism contest for their project “The Fine Line” which documents the skills of Olympic athletes. Kainaz Amaria, Rob Finch, and Juan Thomassie judged...
Accidental Wording Is Removed From Job Posting
03/16/2017 // By Tom BurtonThe job opening posted this week for a multimedia photojournalist at the Atlanta Journal Constitution is a rare opportunity for both the newspaper and the individual who will be hired. There aren’t many staff openings these days and the...
Project Documenting Japanese Americans Incarcerated During WWII is Timely
03/13/2017 // By Sabrina BurseSitting in a classroom in the tenth grade, Paul Kitagaki Jr. learned for the first time about how his family was rounded up with other Japanese Americans and sent off to incarceration camps during World War II.“Our parents didn’t...
Print Auction Benefits NPPF's Du Cille Fund
03/08/2017 // Photojournalists from around the world have donated to a print auction that will support the Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship Fund hosted by the Northern Short Course and the National Press Photographers Foundation.More than 80 prints are up for...
2017 Sprague Award Presentations - Video
03/07/2017 // At the 2017 Northern Short Course in Fairfax, Va., the Joseph A. Sprague Award was presented to Ken Kobre, a retired professor of photojournalism at San Francisco State University, and to Michael Williamson, a staff photographer for The Washington...
Mannie Garcia Wins Settlement in Police Lawsuit
03/06/2017 // By Tom BurtonPhotojournalist Mannie Garcia has won a $45,000 settlement in a civil rights lawsuit resulting from his unlawful arrest by Montgomery County police in Maryland in 2011.  Garcia was arrested while photographing police officers...
White House Photo Editor Stays On At Last Moment, But Leaves After Two Weeks
03/06/2017 // By Tom BurtonIt was scheduled as his next-to-last day at the White House. Al Anderson, a photo editor for the Obama White House, and an archivist were the only ones left from a photo staff of about a dozen people.It was Wednesday and the...

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