The Digital Journalist
June 2007, Issue 116
Dispatches: Notes from the Field
In June we have three dispatches: Rafael Ben-Ari explores a groundbreaking medical procedure; Philip Poupin reports on the new challenge of the Afghanistan war, and Danfung Dennis writes of the so-called American surge into the "self-sustaining" conflict in Iraq.
by Marianne Fulton
E-Bits: What's It All About?
In "What's It All About?" E-Bits Editor Beverly Spicer takes us on a video tour to a struggle for survival on the African savannah, then a fusion of 500 years of portraits of women in art, and finally, to what could only be called a pipe dream.
by Beverly Spicer
A Letter From New Orleans:
Gandhi and Cocktails
"You know, Jim-Jim, this nonviolence shit really pays."
by Jim Gabour
Tech Tips
Can you provide any info on write speeds for the EOS-1D Mark III with Compact Flash cards?
by Chuck Westfall
Common Cents: Good Guys ... Bad Contract
The good guys are always stalwart and true. The bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and we always defeat them and save the day.
by Mark Loundy
Nuts & Bolts
A recent column comparing raw files to jpegs generated a fair amount of correspondence, not about the advantages of one form over the other, but how to deal with the limited exposure latitude of jpegs and the limitations of a camera's reflected light, automatic TTL metering.
by Bill Pierce
I Have Seen the Future and It's Very, Very Crowded
As sometimes happens the Europeans are showing the way forward in photojournalism.
by James Colburn
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Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the June 2007 issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Ron Steinman
"Moments in Time" Book Tour 2007
Presentations by Dirck Halstead.
"Testify" by Colin Finlay
Colin Finlay's biography identifies him as "one of the foremost documentary photographers in the world." If you have any doubts about that, open his new book, "Testify". Here are more than 100 black-and-white images of dignity and devastation selected from 17 years of photographs and essays.
by Marianne Fulton
TV News in a Postmodern World: World Links: The Currency of the Machine
Long ago on some distant shore, our ancestors looked up at the night sky and felt two contrasting emotions.
by Terry Heaton
Do Not Connect Me, Please.
Exhibitionism will exist as long as there is voyeurism.
by Ron Steinman
Through a Lens Dimly: Gentleman Jim
Assignment Sheet brings you another in the "From the Pages of Damon Runyon" collection which are reminiscences of some of the strange and wonderful characters who were part of retired Newsday Staff Photographer Dick Kraus' long career. In "Gentlemen Jim" he talks about the colorful Irishman who was a staff shooter from the old school.
by Dick Kraus
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