The Digital Journalist
August 2007, Issue 118
Dispatches: Notes from the Field
For August we present four dispatches and one update by photographers Marco Di Lauro, Jean Chung, Nasim Goli, Sarah Shatz and Roger Arnold.
by Marianne Fulton
E-Bits: Black and White and Read All Over
A correspondent who paints queried me the other day about color photography, saying that he remembers being ecstatic the day Kodachrome ASA 64 film came out because it made possible saturation of the blues and reds never achieved before.
by Beverly Spicer
Get Ready to Lead or Get Out of the Way
In last month's editorial we pointed to the harsh realities that are facing newspapers and magazines in print.
A Letter From New Orleans: Undercurrent
He'd phoned twice the week before, and I'd returned the call to his hotel voice mail on both occasions, but we hadn't connected.
by Jim Gabour
A Reporter's Life
All my life I have been a reporter.
by Eileen Douglas
Heroes and Legends
Jeanette Chapnick died today. For the ever-increasing segment of the photo community that is younger than I, and for those reading this outside of the United States, please allow me to explain who she was, and why her passing is important.
by Peter Howe
One Phone, One Earth, One Plan
Now that iPhone is here and it's the greatest thing since the wheel, I have a message to my buddy at Apple, Steve Jobs.
by PF Bentley
Tech Tips
What link can I use to sign up for your Tech Tips newsletter?
by Chuck Westfall
Common Cents: It Looks So Easy, It Must Be Cheap!
Many clients' only experience with photography is that magical click of the camera. Heck, it's so easy anybody can do it. So why are you charging so much?
by Mark Loundy
Nuts and Bolts
I used to soup film and print negs; I had a darkroom. Today, I am told, I have a digital workflow. That kind of creeps me out.
by Bill Pierce
"Allo Paris, we have a problem..."
This year's scandal-plagued Tour de France race was filled with daily drama. Not all of it happened on two wheels, as Reuters' correspondent Mal Langsdon reports in his blog from the Tour, "Allo, Paris, we have a problem ...")
by Mal Langsdon
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Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the August 2007 issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Dirck Halstead
The Bizarre Story of Joe O'Donnell
He was selling some of the most famous pictures in photojournalism history at a gallery in Nashville. The problem was, he didn't take any of them.
An Exclusive Report by Marianne Fulton
Can You Shoot Stills and Video?
For the past few weeks a vociferous debate has been raging on the Platypus Park and Newspaper Video X Yahoo Groups sites...
by Dirck Halstead
Multi-Tasking, Mediocre-Tasking
I joined the New York Daily News, on June 21, 1967, one week after I graduated college.
by Frank Van Riper
A Shooter: Henry Burroughs
Citizen journalism and citizen photojournalism are today both the flavor of the month.
by Ron Steinman
"Moments in Time" Book Tour 2007
Presentations by Dirck Halstead.
TV News in a Postmodern World: The Future is Niche Media
I grew up in a little house in a working class neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The C&O railroad tracks ran on the other side of a field that bordered our backyard and created a nice dividing line between neighborhoods.
by Terry Heaton
Through a Lens Dimly: Life Before Digital (Continued)
To continue last month's topic, Life Before Digital, I would be remiss if I didn't include a foray into the wet darkrooms that were required to process and print the films of yore.
by Dick Kraus
Covering the iPhone
On the Internet chat-rooms it was being referred to as the Jesus-phone, perhaps because of its miraculous properties. Like Jonah and the whale, we too spent several days in the belly of the beast as Apple Inc. unleashed its latest creation to the world.
by Mark Neuling
Dirck Halstead, the Editor and Publisher of The Digital Journalist, proposed the Platypus Theory many years ago. He recognized, long before many of us, that the time would come when news still photographers would be called upon to shoot video for their publications.
by Dick Kraus
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