The Digital Journalist
June 2006, Issue 104 [RSS]
Dispatches: Notes from the Field
This month we see images of Sudanese refugee children in Chad. We also take another look at the current view of New Orleans and think about a photographer's life in Baghdad.

War Unvarnished: Baghdad ER
On Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m., HBO presented a documentary about the war in Iraq called "Baghdad ER." It is now available on HBO on Demand and will air regularly in prime time, as it should.
by Ron Steinman
The Racehorse and the Country Doctor
For those of you who have read The Digital Journalist over the years it will come as little surprise to know that I'm a horse fanatic.
by Peter Howe
Common Cents
The "Greatest Generation" had just saved the world. The U.S. industrial engine was at the peak of its strength and the Baby Boom was just getting started. Television was in its infancy so everybody read the newspaper.
by Mark Loundy
Nuts & Bolts
When newspapers and newsmagazines increased their color printing capacities, as much to print more color ads as color stories, they also started printing more color news pictures.
by Bill Pierce
Tech Tips
You are invited to submit questions about photo equipment, imaging technology, or photo industry trends that may have a bearing on your work or interests.
by Chuck Westfall
Don't Take My Internet From Me
By now, you probably have heard there is a movement afoot to charge an entrance fee that would give special treatment on the Internet to those who can afford to pay the freight.
by Ron Steinman
TV News in a Postmodern World The Ammunition Business
Many years ago, I saw a 30-minute drama about a slick televangelist who had an encounter with an angel in his dressing room. On the air, he railed against "the homosexuals" and "the abortionists," but the angel demanded that he "feed my sheep."
by Terry Heaton

"E-Bits" Editor Beverly Spicer shares the death of a poet, and takes a look at history from several different angles. Those interested in trains and stereoscopic photography won't want to miss this one.
by Beverly Spicer
Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the June 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Dirck Halstead
Through a Lens Dimly: THE NEW CHIEF/THE OLD NAVY
When you have been in this business for as long as I, you have to put up with changes in the way things are done, whether you agree with them or not. The changes will keep coming at you and if you resist, you are doomed to a life of misery and discontent.
by Dick Kraus
Through a Lens Dimly: A SPORTS SHOOTER I'M NOT
I used to think that it would be great to be a sports photographer. I mean, you get to see a lot of great ball games and you work from the best positions. You don?t have to worry about chasing other assignments.
by Dick Kraus
Announcing the 2006 Platypus Workshop
August 6-19, 2006, Maine Photo Workshop, Rockport, ME
2006 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography
The June 15th deadline for the second round of the 2006 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography is fast approaching! We want to make sure photojournalists everywhere learn of this because it enables them to focus on special projects that bring attention to important social and cultural issues.
Arnold Newman
March 3, 1918 - June 6, 2006
See our feature on Newman, December, 2003
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