Category Archives: photography

How to Save Your Online Clips

Count on the fact that some of the journalism work living on your news site will go up in smoke. To protect yourself, make sure you’re keeping digital copies of your portfolio. [Photo by Mr. Peebles] Journo/developer Joe Murphy has … Continue reading

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Excellent Cheat Sheets for Producers, Designers

Ever since 9th grade, I’ve been a sucker for learning Photoshop shortcuts and speed tricks (such as one of my faves, holding the “alt” key to trigger the “Reset” button in image adjustment panels). So I just had to pass … Continue reading

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New York Times slideshow: A Deadly Search

[UPDATE: Fixed the broken links] This morning, I ran across an incredible New York Times audio slideshow about two journalists who were on patrol with a group of U.S. soldiers in Iraq when a bomb exploded, killing one soldier and … Continue reading

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Online journalism to-do list

Bryan Murley over at Innovation in College Media has a great checklist of online-related tasks that college publications should be doing. But the list is also a good guide of tasks for those who want to get started in online … Continue reading

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360 degree photo tutorial

Check out this nifty tutorial on how to create “3D” images and animations using nothing more than a camera, tripod and a homemade spinning plate. Surely there is some use for this technique with Flash news infographics. Lifehacker offers some … Continue reading

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Sports organizations crack down on blogging, online photos

The New York Times reports on a crackdown by the organizers of the Pan American Games against blogging during the two weeks of competition. In addition, the International Rugby Board is also attempting to limit the number of online photos … Continue reading

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How to win multimedia contests

Richard Hernandez just keeps on dishing out great stuff on MultimediaShooter. His latest  endeavor is a rather funny slideshow on how to win awards. So true. Share it with the masses. [Via Teaching Online Journalism]

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Al’s Morning Multimedia in your inbox

I’ve been a longtime subscriber now to Al’s Morning Meeting, a daily e-mail newsletter (or RSS feed) providing excellent story ideas by Poynter’s Al Tompkins. But aside from his thoroughly researched ideas, Al has recently begun providing a daily dose … Continue reading

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Journalism students, professors need to read this

Mindy McAdams shouts it from the mountaintop: Students need a different skill set to prosper, and even survive, in today’s hectic journalism marketplace. She writes: “Now, let me hasten to say that some of those students are the very ones … Continue reading

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Digital photography tutorials galore

I ran across this great list of digital photo how-tos as I was poking around the Lifehacker archives. Being that I’m a bit of a Photoshop gimmicks enthusiast, I’ll create a tutorial one of these days of my favorite Photoshop … Continue reading

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Adobe unveils its CS3 icons

Look, over at Adobe! It’s a color wheel! It’s a periodic table! No…It’s the icons you’ll have on your desktop for the planned Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) … and boy are they hideous! See the large image. One reader … Continue reading

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The Amish aversion to photos

(NOTE: I’ll be posting some more about the writers’ workshops I attended over the weekend in upcoming posts.) Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute had an interesting item in his Morning Meeting listserv message today about why Amish people generally … Continue reading

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