The Digital Journalist
October 2006, Issue 108
Dispatches: Notes from the Field
In October Dispatches is pleased to present pieces written by photographers of many nationalities-American, English, French, Israeli and Scottish-on a wide variety of topics. Three of these came directly out of last month's Visa Pour l'Image international gathering of photojournalists in Perpignan, France.
by Marianne Fulton

Commentary: The Battle for the Evening News Or a String of Pearls
This column will ask which came first, the chicken or the egg.
by Ron Steinman
A Letter from New Orleans: Long Lifelines
I was directing four days of high-definition television broadcasts at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show in Las Vegas last spring when I suddenly encountered more Lebanese nationals than I had ever met before.
by Jim Gabour
E-Bits: Curiouser and Curiouser
This month E-Bits Editor Beverly Spicer has a lot to say about broadcast television newscasts. She breaks it down into real news, non-news, old news and fake news, and correctly points out that The Digital Journalist is always looking for something to happen. She presents a compendium of video clips from the last week of September, when something seemed like it was happening.
by Beverly Spicer

At Home with David Alan Harvey - Workshop 2006: A Week of Inspiration and Learning
"Authorship, authorship, authorship" was the mantra set forth by David Alan Harvey on day one of what was about to be an incredible week of photography.
by Lance Rosenfield
Tech Tips
A criticism of Canon digital SLRs for a long time, and in fact DSLRs from a number of manufacturers, is the lack of a permanent place on the top LCD, and more importantly in the viewfinder, to display the active ISO speed.
by Chuck Westfall
Archival Prints: 'Inkjet' No Longer a Dirty Word
I'm told that Paul Strand printed on platinum for as long as possible, holding out against silver and even having the folks who were producing his paper double-coat it so it was more platinum than most platinum.
by Bill Pierce
Common Cents: The Sky is Falling!
What if the day came when hometown papers and TV stations could no longer shoot professional sports in their own town?
by Mark Loundy
Ethics: We Need To Talk...
At this writing, Josh Wolf is sitting in a federal prison in Dublin, California.
by Mark Doremus and Karen Slattery
Letters from Central America: The Tyranny Of The Right
Why is it that whenever you're looking for a Phillips-head screwdriver the only things that you can find in the kitchen drawer are flat-head screwdrivers?
by James Colburn
Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the October 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Dirck Halstead
TV News in a Postmodern World:Selling Against Ourselves
Rounding upwards has been around since people first started estimating.
by Terry Heaton
Through a Lens Dimly: Ethics, When is Enough Too Much?
Can anyone answer that question? I doubt it. This debate has been going on for a long, long time and I have yet to hear an answer that will satisfy all of us.
by Dick Kraus
The Trojan Horse
The pretty reporter slumped into the seat next to mine and seemingly to no one stated, "A broadcast journalist without a camera, only a cell phone." The she held up the little camera phone and muttered, "Not even a zoom."
by Mark Neuling
Announcing the Spring 2007 Platypus Workshop
March 2-March 11, 2007, Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, CA
The UT/DJ Partnership
In last month's edition of The Digital Journalist, editor and publisher Dirck Halstead noted that photojournalism professors at several major universities had made the online magazine required reading in their classes.
by Lorraine E. Branham
HP Pro Photography Helps CARE Share
Sharing a common belief in the power of photography to draw attention to social issues, Hewlett-Packard and CARE are teaming together in a joint global program that has sent teams of photographers to capture the essence of CARE's "I Am Powerful" campaign.
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