NPPA Photojournalism Summit 2006

I’ve been invited to give a Flash journalism workshop at the NPPA 60th Anniversary Photojournalism Summit, June 23-25, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. I’m very excited about this, because the National Press Photographers Association… Read More

RGMP 8: Learn how to crop, tone, and optimize photos

This is the eighth post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the seventh post, I explained how you can improve your photojournalism skills (assuming you’re not already a photojournalist). Today I will discuss basic… Read More

Learn about video compression

Poynter’s News U is presenting a “Webinar” today at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (Nov. 13, 2008). Fee: $24.95. You can also watch a recorded version later if you pay them. Details: Understanding Video Compression for Journalists Thanks to… Read More

Video that really shows you something

I just took a break from grading my students’ first video stories to look at the NPPA video winners, online here. The Judges’ Choice for video photography is “A Far Off Wild Place,” by Scott Jensen. Wow! It’s… Read More

Putting a value on journalism memberships

Will Sullivan did a brilliant thing in his blog yesterday: He evaluated four professional journalism / visual journalism / multimedia journalism organizations he belongs to. The four are the Online News Association (ONA), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA),… Read More

Thoughts about the ONA finalists

It’s fun to see a list of finalists for a big award. I’m always interested in the Oscar nominations, even if I don’t agree with the choices. In our field, the Online Journalism Awards are the biggies. The… Read More

Options for video editing software

Someone on the Online News Association “Talk” mailing list asked which video editing software is most commonly used. Curt Chandler, formerly the editor for online innovation and director of photography at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and now a senior… Read More