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Monthly Archives: March 2007

Three workshops, aimed at graduating students, to get you up to speed on “online journalism.” These are FREE!

The official blurb:

Grady College presents a series of workshops to sharpen your online skills. Three free sessions will be taught by Mark Johnson, Grady lecturer in journalism. Space is limited; register for any or all sessions.

Register with Sophie Barnes in the Journalism Building, Room 233. Or email your name, major, expected grad date and desired sessions to

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Session I: Blogging for Beginners
Saturday, March 31
9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Online writing and linking, brevity, sources, headlines, HTML tags, tagging, content management systems. An active Gmail account is required to attend this session.


Session II: Photos for the Web
Saturday, April 7
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Photo content, composition, quality, sourcing, editing in Photoshop, photo blogs.


Session III: Audio for “Print” Journalists
Saturday, April 21
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Recording in the field, downloading, editing, layering.


Please note: If you’re registered, you need to be at the first floor entrance nearest the Tate Student Center building 15 minutes prior to the session starting. Grady College is locked up tight on the weekends, we’ll let you in.


Photojournalist Peter Turnley, on assignment photographing the funeral of the first Oklahoma National Guard soldier to die in combat since the Korean War, was sued by the soldier’s family for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The US Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision in the case when it rejected all of the family’s claims.

Krystal (a southern burger chain) came to Athens this week to shoot students for possible use in their TV and print ads. The Red & Black put together a short audio slide show and posted it this morning. (Scroll down, it’s at the end of the story.)

Oddly, there was an Arby’s flier loaded with coupons stuck in the printed version of the paper this morning.

The Telecomm department here at Grady College is running a day-long workshop called the Broadcast News Bluejeans Workshop this Saturday, March 31. Segments on reporting, photojournalism, digital news gathering and video tape editing will be repeated throughout the day.

Video is becoming increasingly important in the “print” world, this is a great chance to get your feet wet. (Well, for those not coming to our blogging workshop on Saturday.)

Okay, so that’s kind of a vague headline, but John Harrington – one of the best proponents of sensible business practices for photographers – has a very good post about why it’s important to charge reasonable rates (not cheap rates) to clients. Too many times we low-ball clients in hopes of getting a job and end up hurting ourselves, both short-term and long-term.

Bill what it costs plus a profit.

Eyetrack III is out – and it has some surprises. Readers are going deeper with online stories than print, something that is surprising. Go check it out, though the video isn’t working as of noon on Wednesday … grrr …

The New York Times has a review of a new James Nachtwey show, hosted at two locations in NYC – one of which is the United Nations building.

The University of Georgia’s student news paper, the Red & Black, has posted two new multimedia slideshows.

First up is a look at African Night 2007 through a dance program. B. Wuagneux, who shot and edited the piece, is in her second photojournalism class here. (There was an audio-assist by Tamara Best credited, too.)

Next up is a look at Kate Seader’s half-marathon run on Sunday. Seader has type II neurofibromatosis that took her hearing by the time she was 20. The photos and audio were done by Juanita Cousins, who is in, ahem, her first photojournalism class here.

Time, Inc., has decided to shut down the weekly newspaper supplement, marking the third time Life magazine has folded. It ran as a stand alone weekly magazine from 1936-1972, then as a monthly publication from 1978-2000. The current iteration, begun in 2004, will end with the April 20 edition.

Getty Images’ Chris Hondros has done nine trips to Iraq since the way started and the most memorable image came in January 2005 when troops shot into a civilian car. In an interview with National Public Radio’s Renee Montagne, he talks about the sequence of events and the iconic photo of a child crying out at the feet of a US soldier.

An expert interviewer and a stunning set of photos – another good example of how multimedia can work.