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Monthly Archives: January 2008

And what color does your advisor want it to be?

I keep checking my calendar to see if it’s April 1, 1919 or something …

As much as I try to be all about the story, I admit to being fascinated (in cycles) with the tech side of photojournalism and photography these days. Over on The Online Photographer, Marc Rochkind has a fascinating piece on meta metadata and what you can learn from it.

Not going to do it myself, but, dude, that is so cool …

The SCNPA is having their judging and conference next week in Anderson, S.C. That’s about a 90 minute drive, a great opportunity to meet some folks who can get you jobs

Why wouldn’t you take a Saturday and/or Sunday drive?

Rusty Bailey sent along a link to a comic about two folks who decided to get away from the ‘net for a bit. (Yes, we can blog anything. But should we?)

The Library of Congress has uploaded around 3,000 public domain images into Flickr as an experiment in how they can let the public gain access to images. 

The Los Angeles Police Department may be giving bloggers from a hard time in getting “media credentials” that they can use to get access to the GOP debate.

That’s awkwardly phrased, I know, because it’s not clear if they are blocking them from getting credentials or if they’re putting them through the standard background check procedure or if they LAPD just doesn’t have a procedure for online media.

Thoughts? Are bloggers “journalists?” How can you tell? If they are, do all bloggers get treated the same? Do bloggers associated with a “traditional” media outlet get treated differently? And why do we even let any government agency think that they can decide who is and who is not a journalist?

This, of course, comes on the heels of Gizmodo pulling a prank at CES just after they started allowing bloggers in …

Would the AP or LA Times ever do that? Do the professional norms of “traditional” journalists set them above (or aside) “blogging journalists?”

I’m glad I don’t have to credential anyone …

John Harrington has a video up on shooting the State of the Union, including an interview with our friend David Burnett.

Dennis Dimick, executive editor at National Geographic, will be in the photo lab from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, talking about environmental coverage. All are welcome. 

This precedes his Charter lecture in the afternoon.

This is amazing … 70-year-old negatives, long since thought lost, from Robert Capa have turned up in Mexico, according to a New York Times article.

Everyone knows that you need to be careful of what’s on your Facebook page – employers will look at them and you don’t want them finding anything incriminating.

Now, it seems, you need to be careful of what Facebook may do with the images you post. Everyone clicks on those “I agree to the terms of service” links, how many people actually read them? Seems maybe you should go look at them more closely – by posting photos to Facebook, you’re granting them the right to make derivative works and market them. For profit.

There’s no evidence they’ve done this yet. But still …