and viewing video segments.
RealPlayer for listening to audio
and streaming video.
DIRCK HALSTEAD'S FAVORITE SITES AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
The Digital Filmmaker - Our friend Roger Richards and his wife Dina have built an impressive website, with a growing collection of very good visual essays.
Visual Journalism Studies at the Poynter Institute - Kenny Irby and his team have a wide selection of short courses that will strengthen and improve the skills of any journalist.
RED TOP - A British-based website with outstanding photojournalism and live audio clips.
Journal E - One of the finest websites to feature multimedia photojournalism, period.
ESP- Edward Smith Photo - One of New York's top young photographers has put his unique style online for us all to enjoy.
A.D. Coleman @ The Nearby Cafe - If you're interested in reading one of the very best photography critics, visit A.D. Coleman's new site, which offers several interesting directions including a fine selection of his essays.
Joe McNally's Revealing Moments - Hosted on the Kodak Website, this is a good look at some of Joe's many great photos. Check out the RealVideo clips as well.
Smithsonian Institution Photos - Our friends at the S.I. have developed an impressive collection of beautiful images, preserving our country's national treasures for us to enjoy online.
Corbis - Our Contributing Editor Peter Howe has helped Corbis become the Web's biggest market for photos and images of all kinds. Keep your eye on this one, we may all be a part of their library someday.
Untitled Magazine - Patrick Witty and his accomplices have produced an excellent collection of multimedia photo essays.
1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner Clarence Williams'Orphans of Addiction
MSNBC's Picture Stories - One of our partners in the Digital Media, MSNBC has developed several compelling essays that show the Web's capacity for storytelling at its finest.
The Story of Dan Eldon, hosted by CNN.
The washingtonpost.com Photo Galleries
After several years as the Director of Photography for National Geographic, Tom Kennedy has moved to web publishing and has launched a very fine selection of galleries. It's a welcome sight to see, especially when most newspaper-based sites hold back on their photographic content.
LIFE'S VIRTUAL GALLERY
Exhibitions of great photography in the old LIFE tradition.
THE REPORTER'S INTERNET GUIDE
A massive resource for news gatherers. Links to most major papers around the world, and an incredible listing of information providers.
PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS
PDN's web site just keeps getting better and better.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHERS
The official site of the ASMP. If you have questions about the latest buzz in the business, this is the place to go. Separate divisions for architectural, sports, photojournalism, stock and underwater.
My friend, Pedro Meyer used to drive me crazy manipulating perfectly wonderful photographs with his computer, but everybody loved his books, and now he has produced what I think it the most stimulating site for photojournalists on the web. Lots of original stories, some in multimedia, relevant forums..you'll want to check in at least once a week.
For one stop shopping for news, magazines, trade information, this one is great. It even helps you set up your morning cruise of the web while you are having coffee.
The latest in handycams, digital video, desktop editors..Lot's of How Tos...good solid stuff for Platypai.
For pure fun, this is my favorite. A movie lovers gold mine, run by a nutty guy named Harry who lives in Austin, Texas. He drove Paramount wild when he managed to get a review out of a top secret market preview of TITANIC.
THE MINING COMPANY
Part of a massive web guide, photographer Kal Resnick has put together an informative and fun site which points you to the best photo sites , along with lots of features, including photo galleries to which you can submit pictures.. He loved us, so we love him.
THE TRAFFIC STATION
My cousin Geoff Halstead has come up with this lively site which allows you to check traffic conditions on line and up to the minute. You can enter your personal routes, and all you have to do to check out the traffic to the office is to click.
Another handy driving tool, MAPQUEST can take you right to the door of your story, no matter where it is. Never get lost on assignment again.
The official web site of the National Press Photographers Assn. Prize winning photos, guides to educational programs, and information about the group and upcoming events.
DICK SWANSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Washington DC photojournalist Dick Swanson, whose wife Germaine runs our favorite restaurant for Asian cuisine, has put together not one, but two sites. One is devoted to his portfolio, while the other is his "deep" site with stories, dairies, personal projects, favorite pictures that never ran. A good example of how to extend your portfolio in cyberspace.
COOL STUFF TO BUY
Reuters photographer Rick Wilking has made a major sideline out of becoming the mother lode of memorabilia, trinkets, jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, watches, and whatever else he can think of, all with THE WHITE HOUSE logo. You can also get Secret Service, Air Force One, Marine One and Camp David stuff. This Christmas he is featuring White House Christmas decorations. You can order on line, and blow all your friends away.
OTHER SITES WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE DIGITAL JOURNALIST AT WORK
THE DIGITAL JOURNALIST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
This was the first test of the DIGITAL JOURNALIST on a breaking news story. Commissioned by Jay Colton at TIME DAILY, we put up over 300 still photographs, 2 hours of RealAudio and 1 hour of QuickTime video over an eight day period. The video takes forever to download, but you will get the idea.
An attempt to do a "making of a movie" story in multimedia. Stephenie Hollyman and I spent a week in Monument Valley with filmmaker Dino Delaurentis as he was shooting Kurt Russell's summer hit thriller. Interviews with Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, and director Jonathan Mostow, along with photos, audio, and video.
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