Gordon Yoder NPPF News Video Workshop Award

ATHENS, GA (December 2, 2016) - Gordon Yoder, a National Press Foundation Fellow as well as an NPPA Life Member, established an award for video photojournalists who wish to attend the NPPA Newsvideo Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma.

The grant is $1,000 to cover the cost of attending the workshop.

Yoder’s early career included the filming of theatrical newsreels. After serving in Korea as a war correspondent and photographer, he covered news stories for network television, including the Civil Rights strife of the 1950’s and 60’s.

In addition, Yoder manufactured and marketed motion picture camera equipment for the television industry. For many years the 16mm Yoder Sound Camera was standard equipment at stations and networks alike.

Rules for Application

1. This award is open to a working professional video photojournalist wishing to attend the NPPA TV Newsvideo Workshop.

2. The applicant must have at least six months full-time employment as a video photojournalist. Note: this award is intended for beginning video photojournalists, not those with years of experience.

Apply for the grant online here. The application deadline is January 31, 2017.