The Digital Journalist
May 2007, Issue 115
Dispatches: Notes from the Field
In May five dispatches with fine images cover a variety of subjects.
by Marianne Fulton
E-Bits: Transformation
We are hearing a lot lately about U-Turns, 180-degree shifts, tipping points and critical mass.
by Beverly Spicer
A Letter From New Orleans: Cutting Loose
After my recent description of the deaths of two strangers, and the effects those occurrences had on my own post-K life, I was reminded by a few New Orleans stalwarts that over a decade ago I had written of another death, also tied to the same location.
by Jim Gabour
Peek-A-Boo, I See You
We live in a time when it is virtually impossible to keep up with change and retain one's sanity.
by Ron Steinman
Just Say.....Wait a Second
There's been a lot of talk lately on the NewspaperVideo list about video gear. What to buy, what to use, etc. This is good.
by PF Bentley
Judgment Day
I have a new definition of heaven.
by Peter Howe
James Nachtwey: TED Prize
James Nachtwey, the documentary photographer, who always seems to be in the right place at the right time to get the remarkable photos he does, is the latest winner of the TED Prize.
by Ron Steinman
This is Personal
I remember when the word came in. I was home from school for the summer, doing full-time manual labor at my family's small weekly newspaper in Central Louisiana.
by Jim Gabour
Ethics: In Whose Interest?
Let's agree, for sake of argument, that video blogger Josh Wolf is a journalist.
by Karen Slattery and Mark Doremus
Warning: Ethical Problems Ahead (Perhaps)
First of all can I say that this column is not, repeat not, meant as an attack on anyone but as a warning and, perhaps, something to think about.
by James Colburn
Tech Tips
Just a brief note before I begin that this edition of Tech Tips marks the second anniversary of the column. A sincere thanks to our readers for your continued support and interest!
by Chuck Westfall
Common Cents: Breaking Up
They may be breaking up the old gang of Creative Fees and Usage.
by Mark Loundy
Nuts & Bolts: The ABCs of Bags
My basic shooting rig is two DSLRs. I have three gadget bags for those two camera bodies. You guessed it. Each bag has a different set of lenses.
by Bill Pierce
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Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the May 2007 issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Ron Steinman
Special Report: NAB 2007
The National Association of Broadcasters' annual show in Las Vegas is considered the largest electronic media show in the world. With over 108,000 attendees it is the ultimate toy factory.
by Dirck Halstead
Observations From NAB 2007
Gigantic, colossal, enormous, and overwhelming are just some of the adjectives to describe the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Electronic Media Show's yearly trade show in Las Vegas.
by PF Bentley
"Moments in Time" Book Tour 2007
Presentations by Dirck Halstead.
Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio Interviews Dirck Halstead
Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio Interviews Dirck Halstead talking about his life and career, Moments In Time and The Digital Journalist.
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TV News in a Postmodern World: Voyeurism - Journalism's 21st Century Crisis
In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey makes a remarkable observation about life: "You can't talk your way out of something you behaved your way into."
by Terry Heaton
Through a Lens Dimly: What If
Assignment Sheet for May offers a speculative view of photos and stories that make the news. It's called "What If" by Dick Kraus, a retired staffer from Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.).
by Dick Kraus
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