Nice piece by SFGate’s David Wiegand on CBS News’ Scott Pelley, well worth a few minutes of your time.
“I think people are being driven to brand names in journalism that they feel like they can trust,” he said. “Because never in human history has so much information been available to so many people, but unfortunately that also means that never in human history has so much bad information been available to so many people.”
So well stated, Mr. Pelley.
(Thanks to Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute for the link.)
Getty images is pulling the watermark off of images and allowing users to embed the images free of charge.
How does this work?
The new money comes because, once the images are embedded, Getty has much more control over the images. The new embeds are built on the same iframe code that lets you embed a tweet or a YouTube video, which means the company can use embeds to plant ads or collect user information. “We’ve certainly thought about it, whether it’s data or it’s advertising,” (Craig) Peters says, even if those features aren’t part of the initial rollout.
Still not sure how the photographers make enough off of this …
Yep. Not going to happen.
We’ve had several classroom conversations about dealing with graphic images and how different newsrooms should handle different situations over the last few weeks, so the timing on this is pretty good for us: the Poynter Institute’s Kenny Irby will be leading a NewsU webinar on Grappling with Graphic Images on Thursday.
Need to spend off a little leftover FY14 travel funding? Here’s how to do it – Poynter’s Teachapalooza is one of the best journalism educator conferences around. Three (or five) days of über nerdy, totally geeked out learning about how to better teach journalism at the university level.
Disclosure: I’m on the faculty, but I paid my way for the first two years of this and it was worth every cent.
Over at The Wire, Philip Bump takes a legal look at the Oscar selfie that broke Twitter. Particularly, how the Associated Press may have asked the wrong person (Ellen DeGeneres) for permission to distribute the image when it should have been Bradley Cooper, the celeb who actually took the photo.
The lawyers then get involved with the tale and it gets … weird.
(Thanks to Dylan Wilson for the link.)
I would like to think that I’m pretty good at paying attention to what’s happening around me. As a journalist, that power to observe was a key component of my mental tool kit. It can also be an important survival tool as one Philadelphia television reporter almost found out.
The fact that neither he nor his photojournalist had the foresight to realize this could happen is troubling. One chunk of ice in there ant Steve Keeley isn’t finishing his standup.
I try not to get too geeky here, but I’ve heard just enough people comment that the Nikon D600 has some dust issues to warrant this … Nikon has posted a service advisory for the camera.
Nikon is making available to all owners of D600 cameras (even if Nikon’s product warranty has expired) this customer-service measure, which includes the inspection, cleaning and replacement of the shutter assembly and related parts of your camera, FREE OF CHARGE as well as the cost of shipping D600 cameras to Nikon and their return to customers.
Big kudos to Nikon – the reputation impact was probably greater than the problem impact, but it’s really nice to see a major company stand behind their gear.
So, hey, Ford – about the buzz in the dashboard of my 2012 Focus …
(Thanks to Michael Johnston at The Online Photographer for the link.)