The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced that the National Press Photographers Association will relocate its headquarters to the Athens, Georgia, campus in early 2015.
There are storytellers, and then there are master storytellers. Longtime NPPA member Bill Frakes, a native of Nebraska and one of the world’s best-known freelance photojournalists and filmmakers, has focused his master storytelling talents on his homeland to create, produce and launch an ongoing labor of love, “The Nebraska Project.”
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has announced a new visual journalism fellowship in honor of 2007 Nieman Fellow Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer who was shot and killed this year while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan.
The board of directors for the National Press Photographers Association will hold its open Annual Meeting at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, from Friday, January 9, 2015, through Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Melissa Lyttle and Seth Gitner have been elected to NPPA’s board of directors in the association’s annual election during the month of November. They will be sworn in during NPPA’s 2015 annual board meeting in Athens, GA, and will serve terms of three years.
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
Larry Nighswander, a former Ohio University School of Visual Communication professor and director of OU’s VisCom program as well as a prominent photojournalist and picture editor, died suddenly Wednesday in Orlando, according to his family and friends.
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher is asking all visual journalists and photographers who may be covering events in Ferguson, MO, in the coming days to print out these federal court orders (linked below) and carry them with you at all times.
Today a federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri granted three orders agreed and consented to by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the County of St. Louis Missouri, and the City of Ferguson. The orders signed by Judge John A. Ross for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the County of St. Louis enjoins those entities from “interfering with individuals who are photographing or recording at public places but who are not threatening the safety of others or physically interfering with the ability of law enforcement to perform their duties.”
Photographer Justin Cook released a statement today saying that he has reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill regarding their unauthorized use of one of his images on a UNC Facebook page.
It is a truism of war that it is always better to be a lucky general than a smart one. The same holds true for photojournalists. Being at the right place at the right time, with the right equipment, is what often leads to memorable storytelling.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, who returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia 21 days ago and who is symptom free, was asked by Syracuse University officials today not to come to campus where he was scheduled to participate in a journalism program.
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar today announced a $1,000 grant to be named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on January 1, 2014, while on assignment in Atlanta.
The U.S. Forest Service has once again raised the hackles of journalists and those who abide by the Constitution’s First Amendment by tightening restrictions on journalists and requiring permission and a paid permit in order to shoot photographs or video on federal wilderness lands.
To be a more powerful “voice” for the world’s visual journalists, NPPA needs to grow its membership. In order to do so, all NPPA members are being asked to “do just one thing” – sponsor one person for membership.
John Blunda said he struck while the iron was hot. The Portland photojournalist said when his station recently hired a news director, he quickly lobbied his new boss to “bring Maine to a new level of storytelling.”
In the coming year, the National Press Photographers Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Foundation President Tom Hardin has announced a campaign to raise money to increase scholarship stipends in the coming years, and a goal to create additional scholarships for students enrolled in accredited four-year college programs.
A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders and users communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in works.
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-second Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American photographer, filmmaker, and writer Jon Lowenstein for “South Side,” his testimony to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade.