Useful Web Sites for Journalists**

Former student Chuck Thomson sent this along – a web page with links to all kinds of sources of online information. Everything from government records to vehicle identification number records, all linked from one handy place. Bookmark the page, it’ll be useful at some point. ** And this post marks the 100th entry since the […]

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A Prayer for Father Tim

Jim Gerhz and Maura Lerner at the Minneapolis Star Tribune teamed up for a story looking at a military chaplain who was injured in Iraq. Note the use of audio – subtle and effective. Look at the variety of images – no two ever look similar. Thanks to Lindy Dugger for the link.

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Correction needed

In a comment appended to a story out of Syracuse University about a member of the university community having contracted tuberculosis … Please correct the following error in your article the test is a TB test not a TV test as stated in your paper.

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UGA Student Wins Southern Short Course Shootout

Last weekend, seven photojournalism students from UGA’s Grady College went to the Southern Short Couse for News Photography in Chattanooga, Tenn. Their trip was funded by the Harry Hodgson Journalism Student Support Fund. Part of the three-day workshop was the Nikon Shootout – participants are loaned a Nikon point-and-shoot camera and given one hour to […]

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Roads Not Taken

Ctein over on The Online Photographer has a cautionary tale about missed opportunities. Every photojournalist I’ve ever met has a story about the photo they didn’t go after. (I don’t like to talk about mine.) (Any of them.) (Though I’ve gotten better about them over the years.) If you’re reading this, you’re probably young and […]

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James Nachtwey, TED Prize winner

James Nachtwey won the TED Prize for 2007 and his acceptance speech was recorded. At more than 20 minutes in length, it will take some time to get through – but it is well worth the effort as he talks about the stories he has told and why he believes in their importance. (Note that […]

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The New York Times – on the move, literally

The Gray Lady is pulling up stakes – and moving in to a news building in the city that never sleeps. After a century at 229 West 43rd Street, staffers are beginning to move to a new tower at Seventh Avenue and 41st Street. Why is this important? The new building represents as much of […]

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Skills journalism students NEED

I kind of feel bad about stealing so many things from Mindy McAdams’ blog, but she’s so friendly I hope she doesn’t mind too much … So here’s another post of hers that journalism students Must Read – it’s a look at “The Changing Skill Set for Journalists.”

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