A Letter to the Viewers of the Digital Journalist
As you are aware, The Digital Journalist at digitaljournalist.org has been on hiatus for several months.
This is due to the loss of our key sponsor Canon USA, after 10 years of support. Industry changes have put great pressure on camera manufacturers, and the economy itself is a key factor. We also want to thank those of you who sent generous contributions to keep us going. They actually did keep us going for another few months, but ultimately, the effort was not sustainable.
We are using this hiatus to create an App, that you will be able to access on your mobile devices. We hope to have this ready later this fall.
In the meantime, all of our archives will remain open. They are among the most valuable in the industry.
In addition, we will be linking to other sites that have features of interest.
This issue, we link to “http://20inthecar.com.” That was the call sign Topeka Capital Journal Director of Photography Rich Clarkson would send out every morning to the photo desk, dating back to 1957. In the coming decades Clarkson would create and inspire what may arguably be the best newspaper photo staff in history, including such renowned photographers as David Alan Harvey, Brian Lanker, Jim Richardson, Bill Frakes, Mark Godfrey, Perry Riddle, Gary Settle, Bill Snead and Susan Biddle. He continued to assemble the talent as the Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated.
Last month, 60 of those former Clarkson protégés turned up to honor him. They presented him with a book, and a website in which they recounted the turbulent days they spent working for him. We would like to share these memories of an extraordinary force in photojournalism with you.
We are planning to hold a Platypus Workshop in Austin from October 9-17th. this will be the last Platypus for 2010. See the registration information on this site.
Editor and Publisher