Changing a photograph in a way that alters its meaning — even if only incidentally — is not a good thing for journalists or journalism. We have been reading about this sort of thing far too much these days, and unfortunately, we will probably continue to hear about such behavior.
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 […]
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.
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 JPROF.com). Seven steps to the audio slideshow JEM 200 and 230 students (and beyond) An audio slideshow is a journalistic form […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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