Wrestling – with GREAT natural sounds

The Cherry Hill (N.J.) Courier-Post’s Marcin Szczepanski has put together a four-part (three audio slide shows, one video) look at Camden Catholic High School’s wrestling team. The audio in the second slide show (“Sweat and Sacrifice”) is really well done. Now … when you go to the individual slide shows (done in SoundSlides), they are […]

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Another recorder option

Mindy McAdams posted my suggestions on cheap audio equipment over on her blog (which you SHOULD BE READING), but another new recorder is out there you may be interested in. Word is the Roanoke, Va., newspaper has been using the Samson H4 Handy Recorder with some success. Has XLR jacks for microphones, which is a […]

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Reuters on Photoshop Usage

After the events last year with altered images moving on the Reuters wire, David Schlesinger, Editor in Chief for Reuters, posted the company’s rules for using Photoshop. Well worth a read as it offers up a good set of guidelines for what is and what is not acceptable. Also gives some insight into how Reuters […]

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Crisis in Darfur Expands – WashingtonPost.com video

Backpack journalist Travis Fox has posted a new series of videos and panoramic images from Darfur. Well worth spending some time with. I like the interface and the image quality is very high. Al Tompkins at the Poynter Institute has posted a brief interview about how the stories were shot, as well.

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Pictures of the Year International winners

Judging has wrapped up on the 64th annual POYi competition and there are links to winners on their site. You have to poke around a bit to find the multimedia winners, but if you go to Complete Winners List, then scroll down to category 39 you’ll see the links. (POYi is one of the two […]

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NPPA Multimedia Contest

The National Press Photographers Association began a monthly multimedia competition last fall, run in the same manner as the newspaper clip contests. They are posting the winners on the web each month, a good place to go look at what the state of the art is. (Links along the left rail.)

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Deal on National Geographic membership

National Geographic is running a membership/subscription special – $15 for a year of the yellow-boxed magazine. That’s, what, three cups of coffee? (I don’t know, I still don’t drink coffee. Working on that.) The magazine is still one of the preeminent photojournalism publications, and you get all kinds of cool maps, too. Why haven’t you […]

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Inside … well, not baseball

I spent the last couple of days in February at a Poynter Institute seminar on Convergence for College Educators. So, this is really for them – a small collection of photos from the seminar and around the area. Nothing fancy, as this photojournalist wrote and thought more than he shot. And, no, my brain hasn’t […]

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Geek alert – Sigma DP-1 announced

There has been some clamoring for a fixed lens, large sensor digital camera and Sigma has just formally announced their DP-1 camera. There is no indication of a price on this, but if it’s priced right, it could be a great camera for street photography or just for knocking around town with.

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