Updated: Federal Judge Blocks OT Rules That Could Have Affected Photojournalists

Update: On November 22, 2016, a federal judge blocked these overtime rules, issuing a preliminary injunction based on a likelihood of success on the merits that the overtime rule exceeds the Department of Labor's authority. This is not a final ruling but a preliminary finding that will block the new rule from going into effect only until the court makes a final ruling. To read more, see the Reuters report here

By Cassidy Daniels & Alicia Calzada

Veteran Photographers Say Working For Free Has Rarely Paid Off

By Katelyn Umholtz

ATHENS, GA (August 6, 2016) - When the world of visual journalism crosses paths with the internet age, most journalists have been hearing the word “free” more frequently. Because of this, there are two different visual journalists—those that just want something published and accept “free”, and those that adamantly stand against being taken advantage of.

Free Webinar on Copyright Small Claims Offered on August 17

ATHENS, GA (August 5, 2016) ) - A free webinar is being offered explaining proposed legislation for small claims legislation on copyright infringement. The webinar is being hosted by the Graphic Artists Guild on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar is open to everyone and is especially important for photographers, artists and designers. You can register here.

Were Tampa Tribune Employees Wrongfully Fired?

NPPA attorney Mickey H. Osterreicher believes the Tampa Bay Times lawyers will claim an exception to the WARN act and therefore were not required to give Tampa Tribune workers 60 days prior notice of layoff.
NPPA attorney Mickey H. Osterreicher believes the Tampa Bay Times lawyers will claim an exception to the WARN act and therefore were not required to give Tampa Tribune workers 60 days prior notice of layoff.
By firing more than 100 workers with no prior notice this week as part of its acquisition and closing of the 123-year-old Tampa Tribune, did the owners of the Tampa Bay Times violate federal law? And if so, could the Times be liable for damages totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not into the millions?

URGENT MESSAGE TO NPPA MEMBERS

An Urgent Message to NPPA members

Photo Staff Cuts Continue At Thomson Reuters

More members of the photography staff at Thomson Reuters have been shown the door this week as the picture service continues a downsizing that first gained public attention last summer.

NPPA Launches Three-Part Series On Stock Photography

The home page for Stocksy United.
The home page for Stocksy United.
Today the National Press Photographers Association published the first of a three-part series by Janet Smith on Stock Photography.

NPPA And NPPF Boards To Meet August 8

The Boards of Directors for the National Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Foundation are scheduled to meet on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, FL.

NPPA's Greg Smith To Receive IPC Leadership Award

Greg Smith, the Business Practices Chair for the National Press Photographers Association, will be honored by the International Photographic Council (IPC) as one of the IPC's 2014 Leadership Award recipients this Friday in New York.
Greg Smith, the Business Practices Chair for the National Press Photographers Association, will be honored by the International Photographic Council (IPC) as one of the IPC's 2014 Leadership Award recipients this Friday in New York.
Greg Smith, the Business Practices Chair for the National Press Photographers Association, will be honored by the International Photographic Council (IPC) as one of the IPC's 2014 Leadership Award recipients this Thursday in New York.

Photo Collectives & Cooperatives: An Old Model Presents A New Face

The lone-photojournalist business model is growing harder and harder to sustain. While not new, the photography collective or cooperative business model is enjoying a revival of sorts.