The Digital Journalist
November 2005, Issue 97[ RSS ]
Dispatches: Notes from the Field
Our Dispatches concern the horrors of the earthquake in Kashmir captured by photojournalists from two very different parts of the world. In Update, Chris Hondros returns to Liberia.
Edited by Marianne Fulton
JFK Jr.: The Man & the Lens
Throughout his tumultuous 39 years, John F. Kennedy Jr. maintained a charmed relationship with the camera and, thereby, the country.
by David Friend
THE VISION THING: Navigating the Slippery Slope of Digital Manipulation With Eyes Wide Shut
The moment a photojournalist releases the shutter a sacred threshold is crossed.
by Robert Trippett
Tech Tips
Answers to your tech questions.
by Chuck Westfall
View from the Photo Desk: A Q&A With Photographer Chris Jordan
During the 10 years I worked in the legal business, my heart was always in my photography.
by Roger Richards
Lifting the Veil
I haven't lived in London for 27 years and yet people still ask me which are the best restaurants there.
by Peter Howe
Ethics: Third-Party Content Needs More Scrutiny
Over the past couple of years, the trade publications have been filled with stories announcing the arrival of a new era in journalism -- one in which independent media thrive, news agendas are formed from the grass roots up, and everyone is a journalist.
by Erik Ugland and Karen Slattery
Tragedy, Politics, Race & Photojournalism
Not since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the violence in the wake of his killing, documented in powerful images by dedicated photojournalists like Flip Schulke and Charles Moore, has the world seen a series of photographs come out of America's Southern heartland as powerful as the ones that filled the front pages in the days and weeks following Hurricane Katrina.
by Donald Winslow
Letters from Central America: Sports Geek? Concert Geek?
I remember hearing a photographer actually use the words, "By publishing this photograph, will the sum of human knowledge be increased?" I started to chuckle until I looked at said photographer and saw that they were being serious.
by James Colburn
Nuts & Bolts: Yet Another Rant
This is probably a pretty good column for a month in which I find I have absolutely nothing to say.
by Bill Pierce
Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the November issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Dirck Halstead
The television mini-series "Hooking Up" on ABC television may have passed you by. If so, consider yourself lucky.
by Ron Steinman
TV News in a Postmodern World: The Jewel of the Elites
One of the great heroes of history was John Wycliffe, the 14th century English philosopher and politician responsible for the first common English language translation of the Bible.
by Terry Heaton
Working and Walking, the Downtown Beat
Dick Kraus' 'Through the Lens Dimly' stories have stirred these recollections of my first job, as an intern in 1969 for the now-defunct Baltimore News-American, an afternoon paper in the Hearst chain.
by Mark Hertzberg
Journalism Was More Interesting
Quirky things happen to photojournalists. Here's a few of my experiences in Atlanta and Cincinnati.
by Tom Hubbard
Through a Lens Dimly: The Princess and the Greek
Many years have elapsed since the incidents mentioned here took place and the subjects of these stories have matured and changed.
by Dick Kraus
If any of us are not reeling from recent events, then please write immediately with tips on how to achieve effortless equanimity and equilibrium.
by Beverly Spicer
Announcing the 2006 Platypus Workshop
March 3-March 12, 2006, Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, CA
The Digital Vision Network
The Digital Filmmaker
View all of our previous Feature Presentations
Site Information Archives Platypus Resources