Region 11

NPPA Is Moving To UGA’s Grady College

December 18th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Michel du Cille, 58, Dies In Rural Liberia

December 11th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Michel du Cille, 58, a photojournalist for The Washington Post who has been covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, collapsed and died today in rural Liberia while hiking back from a remote village.

Bill Frakes Launches “The Nebraska Project”

December 9th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.”

Two Syracuse Photo Students Win Scholarships From Fall Workshop

December 9th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Jake Herrle and Alec Erlebacher have won merit-based scholarships for their projects at The Fall Workshop at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

New Nieman Fellowship To Honor Anja Niedringhaus

December 9th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

NPPA Board To Meet January 9, 2015

December 3rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Lyttle, Gitner Elected To NPPA Board Of Directors

December 3rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

NPPA’s Lawyer To Testify For Open Electronic Court Coverage

December 2nd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Five NPPF-NPPA Career Expansion Scholarship Winners Named

December 2nd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Foundation’s board of directors have announced the five winners of this year’s NPPF-NPPA Career Expansion Scholarships. 

Larry Nighswander, 67

November 28th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Important Legal Info For Those Covering Ferguson, MO

November 23rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Court Orders Ferguson Police To Not Interfere With Photographing Or Recording In Public

November 21st, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.”

Photo Staff Cuts Continue At Thomson Reuters

November 20th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Larry Hatteberg Leaving KAKE-TV After 51 Years

November 10th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Legendary television storyteller, photojournalist, and NPPA member Larry Hatteberg has announced that he’s leaving KAKE-TV after 51 years there as a visual storyteller and news anchor.

NPPA Member Justin Cook Reaches Agreement With UNC

November 5th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

NPPA Elections: Vote Now For Two Board Seats, Five Regional Chairs

November 3rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The election for two seats on the National Press Photographers Association’s Board of Directors, as well as Chair seats in even-numbered Regions, is now open and voting runs through November 30, 2014.

Tom Kennedy Named ASMP Executive Director

October 21st, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Thomas Russell Kennedy has been named as the new executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

INSIDE TRACKS: The National Geographic Assignment Of A Lifetime

October 16th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Syracuse Disinvites WashPost Pulitzer Photographer Due To Ebola Fears

October 16th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Services Thursday For Michael Robert Gehrz, 33

October 13th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Michael Robert Gehrz, 33, the son of Minneapolis Star Tribune photojournalist Jim Gehrz, died suddenly Friday, October 10, 2014.

The Right To Photograph And Record In Public

October 9th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
You are cordially invited to attend this free panel discussion, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Atlanta Seminar Launches David “Mullet” Martin Scholarship

October 1st, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

NPPF Launches The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

September 28th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Board of Directors of the National Press Photographers Foundation today is pleased to announce the creation of a new annual scholarship, The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship.

Forest Service Tries To Require Expensive Photo Permits, Ditch First Amendment

September 24th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Do Just One Thing for NPPA

September 24th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

NPPA Launches ‘How do you Visualize Your Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech?’ Contest

September 17th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Association has launched a freedom of speech photography contest for NPPA members.

“Ignite Your Passion” Workshop Inspires Great Work

September 13th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.”

Support National Press Photographers Foundation, Scholarships Through Amazon Smile

September 10th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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. 

Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

September 5th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.

Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize

September 4th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
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.