DURHAM, NC (December 31, 2012) – The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) is now accepting applications for the annual Gordon Yoder Award for beginning television photojournalists who wish to attend the NPPA News Video Workshop on March 17 through 22, 2013, in Norman, OK.
The $1,000 award, established by G. Gordon Yoder, is designed to help cover tuition and expenses for the Workshop.
The NPPA News Video Workshop builds the fundamental skills to tell strong, clear, and compelling video news stories. It is a week of intense learning and powerful critiques designed to change how you approach, gather, edit, write and present video news stories.
To be eligible, applicants must have at least six months of working experience in video journalism. The application for the award must include: links to three short, but complete, video stories showing storytelling with natural sound; a brief resumé (no more than one page); and a short statement describing your goals, financial needs, and how the workshop will help you achieve them. Video story submissions should be Web URL links to the videos on Web sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, or other Web video servers.
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2013.
NPPA Sprague Award-winner G. Gordon Yoder was a combat correspondent and photographer in Korea and a network photojournalist covering news, including the civil rights movement in 1950’s – 1960’s. He designed and manufactured the innovative 16mm Yoder Sound Camera, a standard for television stations and networks. He created the Yoder award through a gift to NPPF to benefit working video journalists who want to attend the NewsVideo Workshop.
The National Press Photographers Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting photojournalism through education.