Pulitzer Prize Awarded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Staff and Daniel Berehulak for the NY Times

Congratulations to the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their Breaking News Pulitzer Prize and to Daniel Berehulak, working for The New York Times, for Feature Photography.

The Post-Dispatch’s work is on the Pulitzer site. There’s a gallery of Berehuglak’s work, as well.

Stellar work from both.

Getting Your Internship

The Associated Press Photo Managers will be hosting a Google hangout on Wednesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., to talk about getting an internship and making the most of it. Great group of people will be on it: Emily Bogle (NPR), Danny Gawlowski (Seattle Times), Andrea Morales (Freelance) and Adam Wolffbrandt (Western Kentucky).

Get it on your calendar now.

“If you don’t see it, I don’t believe the impact truly hits you.”

CBS News’ 60 Minutes aired a piece this week on the 2013 sarin gas attacks in Syria which used some extremely graphic video from the scene. Al Tompkins put together a piece on it for the Poynter Institute, well worth going through. That quote above is from Scott Pelley who explained why they used the video.

The piece is online, be warned: it’s tough to watch.

Seats Still Available at Multimedia Immersion

FYI, there are a couple of seats still open for the National Press Photographers Association’s Multimedia Immersion workshop which runs May 12-16 at Syracuse University.

From the site …

What You Will Learn:

  • Effectively planning and developing your story to save time on your workflow and increase the quality of your pieces
  • Professional audio recording techniques in the field from audio documentary experts
  • Hands-on explanations and experiences on how to use audio, video and photo gear — along with recommendations on gear
  • Training on how to shoot visuals for multimedia storytelling including techniques for documentaries and working as a one-man-band or mobile journalist
  • Hands-on video production editing training and experience on Adobe Premiere and ethics and legal issues
  • How to navigate modern freelance and business issues when working in multimedia
  • Inspiring information on how the most cutting edge multimedia projects were created from the industry leaders that worked on them

The Processes of Ansel Adams

This is a nearly 60 year old short documentary on Ansel Adams, but it’s still relevant – the level of preparedness comes through nicely.

Of course, now I want a battered limousine with a shooting platform on it …

Preserving and Protecting a President’s Image

Get your DVRs ready … according to David Gonzalez at The New York Times’ Lens blog, HBO will have a documentary on the Kunhardt family’s collection of Abraham Lincoln images, reportedly 68,000 frames deep.

Scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight and, if you have an iOS device and don’t have HBO, you can get a 30 day free trial of the service from iTunes. Make sure you read the fine print on how to cancel it or you may get billed $15 at the end of the month.

More details on the “Living with Lincoln” are on the HBO site.

Stories Are Everywhere

One of my students, Rachel Eubanks, sent me an email this morning with a link to this short video about a Sixth Star Award for an Uber driver.

It’s a simple piece, not really journalism, but it was Ms. Eubanks’ comment that resonated:

Just reminded me that stories are everywhere…even in business. And no matter what, they revolve around people.

Yep, that’s true.

Scott Simon on Storytelling

Was looking for something else entirely, but I am happy to have found this …

Formalizing Copyright Infringement Notices

Entomologist Alex Wild has created an FAQ to deal with people who have received a legal notice that they have infringed upon his copyright. Well worth a read.

Nick Ut Talks About the Napalm Girl Photo

Very nice piece by Mark Edward Harris at Vanity Fair about the day Nick Ut made the iconic image of Kim Phuc, naked and burning, outside of Trang Bang, Vietnam.