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The iconic image

Few of us get to leave the impression that Joe Rosenthal did. Rosenthal was the 33-year-old Associated Press photographer who took the picture of Marines raising the flag during the fierce battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific in 1945. That image struck an instant chord with viewers, and it has been stuck in our […]

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Photos you can use

Finding usable photographs — that is, photos you have a right to use — is an ongoing problem for people who run weblogs they would like to illustrate or news web sites that they want to keep visually up to date. Student news web sites in particular have this problem.

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Seven steps to the audio slideshow

Getting prepared for the upcoming semester, I took a shot at codifying the procedures for creating an audio slideshow. If any journalism instructors out there want to use this, they’re welcome to it (credit Seven steps to the audio slideshow JEM 200 and 230 students (and beyond) An audio slideshow is a journalistic form […]

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Photo story day – JEM 200’s in-class lecture assignment

Lecture assignment, March 25, 2010 Students in the JEM 200 course at the University of Tennessee were assigned to do a photo story of the lecture itself last week. Here’s a short video of how the class went. Below are some of the instructions students received about the assignment. Students, You will be asked to […]

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Reforming the J-curriculum: beginning at the beginning

To really reform a journalism curriculum, you have to begin at the beginning. The faculty of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee decided at its first faculty meeting of the semester in January to make some definite moves toward revising our curriculum to recognize the realities of the changing […]

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Rules for the student photojournalist

Every journalism student should learn the fundamentals of photojournalism. They should learn how to take pictures, and they should be given specific photo assignments. Several years ago, I put together the following “rules” for training student photojournalists. If anyone has any comments, I would like to hear them. RULE NO. 1: TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES. […]

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