A Letter to the Viewers of the Digital Journalist

Spring 2011

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 a blog, that you will be able to access on your mobile devices. We will be adding new features regularly, and hope to make the site more interactive.

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.

In this update, Contributing Editor PF Bentley reports on the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

PF walked many miles through the giant convention center to find the new items that we thought would be of greatest interest to our readers. There are major changes at work in the industry.

Our next Platypus Workshop will be at Marquette University in July. All shoot n edit spots are already full, but we do have participant slots available.

The Platypus is making his first visit to Europe in August as we launch a workshop at the Florence University of The Arts. Shoot and edit and participants are wide open at this point, but we recommend you register early. A reminder, you must make a 50% deposit at time of registration. We are offering 10% discounts to active duty military personnel.

Dirck Halstead

Dirck Halstead
Editor and Publisher