Nell Cooper, 89, the widow of the late Charles H. Cooper, executive director emeritus of the National Press Photographers Association, died Thursday at home in Durham surrounded by her family. She was surrounded by her family following a brief period of declining health.
The National Press Photographers Association’s two-day board of directors meeting wrapped up today with the election of national officers, and president Mark Dolan was re-elected and board member Melissa Lyttle was elected vice president. And Carolyn Hall Jensen was elected as the national treasurer, a two-year term.
The National Press Photographers Association’s official move to the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication kicked off Friday night with an opening ceremony in the Journalism building with comments from NPPA executive director Chip Deale and UGA photojournalism instructor Mark E. Johnson.
Applications are now open for the 2015 National Press Photographers Foundation student scholarships. Students’ portfolios compete for $16,000 in scholarships, as eight $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and all scholarships are open to any applicant.
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.