The Digital Journalist
September 2004, Issue 83  [ RSS ]
Lynn Butler
Greg Miller
September Dispatches: Notes from the Field
Charley in Florida, Ambush in Iraq, RNC in NYC
Remembering Carl Mydans
What made his work so special was that Carl was first and always a journalist...
by Dirck Halstead
Carl Mydans, 1907-2004
In the early 1700s, Jonathan Swift wished one: "May you LIVE all the days of your life." For 97 years, Carl Mydans did exactly that.
by Bill Foley
Carl Mydans: A Personal Story
When I first came to New York in 1979 as an aspiring photojournalist and assistant to then-Time photographer Neil Liefer, I met Carl Mydans while hanging around the 28th-floor photo stockroom, which was right next to the famed offices of the Time/Life photographers.
by PF Bentley
Nuts and Bolts
On Monday, August 16th, Carl Mydans spent the day with his best friend, Bill Foley... That evening, with his son and daughter, of whom he was so proud, at his bedside, Carl died. He was 97.
by Bill Pierce
History by Carl Mydans
A Digital Journalist multimedia presentation from February of 1998.
View from the Photo Desk: Q&A With Alec Soth of Magnum Photos
Congratulations on your recent election as a nominee to Magnum. Q. Why did you decide to join this agency?
by Roger Richards
Common Cents
Digital, digital, digital. Sometimes it seems like the revolution is over and film has been relegated to the realm of hobbyists and oldsters who are still using their 1970 Argus C3s.
by Mark Loundy
Solving Problems
I teach young people to be professional, to be proactive and not reactive, to get off their behinds and go out and embrace the world.
by David H. Lyman
Getty Images Launches Grants for Editorial Photography
Getty Images, the world's leading imagery company, today announced an annual grant program to support and inspire the best worldwide talent in photojournalism.
During the last two and a half decades, the photographic world experienced tremendous and perpetual technological upheaval that has greatly impacted photographers and visual artists, myself included.
by Beverly Spicer

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Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the September 2004 issue of the Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
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The Canon XL2
In early July, Canon video unveiled the long-awaited XL2 to the press in New York. This camera is the successor to the XL1 and the XL1S.
by Dirck Halstead
Platypus Theater: The Platypus Goes to Maine
Just as I was getting prepared to go off to the Democratic Convention in Boston, I got last-minute e-mail from David Lyman, the director of the Maine Photo Workshop. He had a last-minute cancellation from an instructor who was going to teach a two-week Digital Video course, and he wanted to know if I could fill in.
by Dirck Halstead
TV News in a Postmodern World: The Value of Local Search
If you're always thinking bugs, a porch screen has but one function. So it is with TV people, I've come to believe.
by Terry Heaton
Anchors Away: The Debate Debacle
The other day the esteemed and soon-to-go-into-semi-retirement NBC News anchor, Tom Brokaw, in what became an open letter, parts of which were in The New York Daily News, informed anyone who would listen that he is unhappy that the Commission on Presidential Debates had the audacity - and strength - not to choose him or any other big-name anchor to moderate the upcoming political debates.
by Ron Steinman
The Uncivil War
I was most of the way through what I had intended to write when I started watching the Republican National Convention. I was so disturbed by what I saw and heard that I deleted what I had written and decided to start again.
by Peter Howe
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