Category Multimedia

Support the Kids – Help Fund the Fall Workshop


A year ago, dozens of people helped us build a new photojournalism workshop at the Georgia National Fair. That was a bit of a last minute effort as another event had fallen through, but it turned into one of the most spectacular days we’ve had here.

In fact, the event worked so well we decided to do it again. And the funding model worked so well, we’ve decided to do that again, too.

Today you can head over to theUniversity of Georgia’s Georgia Funder site and help another group of students show what the state fair means to the citizens of Georgia.

The support my kids have gotten in my decade here at Grady has been overwhelming – I am continually awed by not only the work these kids do but by how much our extended community supports them. Here’s your chance to become a part of their education.

Interns: To Pay or Not

A U.S. court of appeals may have finally defined what needs to happen in an internship to determine if it must be paid or not:

As long as internships are designed chiefly to further young people’s knowledge in a particular field, the court said, interns do not have to be paid.

All managers who deal with internships should pay close attention to where this goes.

Mountain Workshops Application Open

Applications for the 2015 Mountain Workshops (October 20-24 in Frankfort, Kentucky) are now being accepted.

In addition to the traditional photojournalism track, there are also opportunities to learn about picture editing, video storytelling, time-lapse photography and data visualization.

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

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 …

The Power of the Norman

KPBS video journalist Katie Schoolov has just returned from a week at the 55th annual News Video a Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma – and it was more than she imagined.

For those local to Athens, we will have our annual Bluejeans Workshop on Saturday, March 28 – a day talking about video storytelling.

Visual Journalism Seminars in Athens

To kick off the, ahem, Tenth Annual UGA Photojournalism Weekend Workshop, we will have a series of talks on Thursday, February 26, on issues related to photojournalism, multimedia journalism and working as an independent journalist. The sessions will be in Studio 100 on the first floor of Grady College here in Athens, Georgia, and are open to all.

  • 2:30Organizing Multimedia Projects: Emmy-award winning multimedia journalist Mike Roy will talk about how he stays on top of large projects like his stories on the Tick Tock Diner and Saving Shabazz
  • 3:15Working with Nonprofits: Katye Martens, multimedia and photography editor for the Pew Charitable Trusts, will talk about the relationship between independent photojournalists and nonprofit organizations
  • 4:00Marketing Yourself: Robin Nathan will talk about building an audience and finding work through marketing campaigns
  • 4:45Accentuate the Available: Mike Haskey, chief photographer for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, will talk about using small, shoe mount lights to bring a little life to under-lit scenes

At approximately 5:30 we will have a renaming ceremony for the workshop and thank an alumnus who will be funding the event going forward.

Questions? Send them along. Hope you can make it.

Internships and Fellowships, A List

Over at the Poynter Institute, Benjamin Mullin has compiled a list of 33 journalism fellowships and internships with upcoming deadlines. Some very good leads in there, worth poking through them.