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… you should kill off this RSS feed and head over to VisualJournalism.info. Everything that was here is now there. And more.

The U.S. military in Afghanistan has changed the rules which members of the media must follow when embedded with a unit. The key change is in section 14:

14. Media will not be allowed to photograph or record video of U.S. personnel killed in action.

Thoughts?

Love this …

This has popped up in a few places from a few people, and I’ve been just enough out of it to not remember who has sent it to me. So, whoever you are, um, thanks …

This month’s National Geographic has a cover story on redwoods – the massive, ancient trees. And there’s a foldout image that will blow your mind away. NPR did a story on how it was made, and Gizmodo has one, too.

I have received a deluge of very strange emails of late (and some of them may be mocked soon on a post here), but this one’s legit:

As many of you know, the Associated Press offers a highly competitive intern program each year. A minimum of two of the positions are offered to photographers or photo editors. The application deadline for the summer 2010 program is Nov. 13, 2009. There is additional information on our website www.ap.org under the careers tab at the bottom.

I’m still not sure how to reply to the guy who has twin 10-month-old girls he wants portraits of but apparently is afraid photo studios are laced with swine flu … it’s been that kind of week.

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has been named a MacArthur Fellow for 2009. The award comes with a $500,000 grant over five years to pursue her work unfettered by financial concerns and is often referred to as a “Genius Award.” If you wander through her portfolio, you’ll see her sense of light is very strong, bringing a beauty to some truly horrific scenes.

Now there’s one fewer reason to screw up a state abbreviation – the Associated Press Stylebook is now available as an iPhone app. (Which has the Apple fan in me thinking iPhones should be required of all our students … hmmm.)

Mother Nature News is looking for an intern/campus corespondent – details are online here. Unpaid, but if you’re interested in what they’re doing it may be worth considering.

This is an ideal internship for anyone interested in a career in writing, editing or environmental issues as this will be hands-on, real-life experience. MNN combines unconventional and lively original content alongside breaking environmental news from around the web. From wilderness issues to green technology, from politics to sustainable living — if the topic is of interest to people who love the environment, chances are, we write about it.

The Investigative Reporters and Editors group has a neat workshop planned around the idea of looking at data about your college or university. It runs in early January in Arizona, and there are scholarships available. Worth looking into – you could find sources for great visuals there.

On Friday, Oct. 2, at 12:15 in the Drewry Room of Grady College, Furman Bisher will be talking. Bisher has been a sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the former president of a whole bunch of sports journalism organizations. Good opportunity to learn a lot in a short time about sports journalism.

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