January 2009, Issue 135
  • Dispatches: Notes from the field - Supported by Canon

    • Dispatches: Notes from the Field
      In January we present three dispatches: Klavs Bo Christensen went into Haiti to see firsthand the devastation caused by two tropical storms and two hurricanes. Katharina Hesse was one of thousands of travelers caught in the demonstrations at the Bangkok airport, while Paul Taggart reports on the gorilla population and park rangers in Congo's war zone. . more>>
  • E-Bits

    • E-Bits: Available Light
      As visual journalists, photographers and filmmakers are concerned primarily with light. Technical image-making evolved from the revelation that light could somehow be captured and recorded in its variations by a device analogous to the light-gathering capacity of the human eye. more>>
  • Commentary

    • Crossing the Line
      Does anyone who listens to or who watches television know the difference between news and the faux shows that dominate prime time for MSNBC? Does anyone care but me? The simple answer is, probably not. more >>
  • Photo Journalism

    • Contest Mania
      World Press Photo, Photo District News' Photo Annual, POYi, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, American Photography 25, White House New Photographers Association' "The Eyes of History 2009," Santa Fe Project/Singular Image Competition, SportsShooter Annual Contest, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Art Director's Club Annual Awards... more >>
    • Tech Tips
      Is there any reason I should consider reducing the quality level of Large JPEGs from 10 on my EOS-1D Mark II? more >>
    • Ethics:
      A New Year But an Old Lighting Trick

      Before we close the book on the old year, we'd like to address a comment posted by photographer Karen Lenz on her blog, because it is a reminder of the fact that, as professionals, what we each do as an individual matters. It matters a lot. more >>
  • Editorial

    • Don't Blame the Platypus
      The Digital Journalist has been maintaining nearly since its inception that the rules were about to change in television news. Ten years ago, television news was an insatiable beast with an unlimited amount of money to spend, as it devoured the news landscape. more >>
  • Camera Corner

    • The New Canon 5D Mark II and Installation of a Professional Video Finder
      Having been lucky enough to see an early sample of the new Canon 5D Mark II, I, like others, am only beginning to realize the potential and meaning of this remarkable camera. As the lines between the still and motion world have long been converging, this camera is the single step that may blur the lines beyond recognition. more >>
  • Slide Show

    • How Many Christmases Slideshow
      The pairing of the song "How Many Christmases" and a slideshow of Chicago Tribune photos from 2008 is meant to jar the senses a bit. more >>
  • Announcements

  • Local Media in a Postmodern World

    • Local Media in a Postmodern World
      David Weinberger writes that the ability to sort information "on the way out" of a website beats sorting "on the way in," and that this is a core competency of the Web. more >>
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