Apply now- Poynter Digital Photo Editing & Stan Kalish Workshops

The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for Poynter’s Digital Photo Editing: Print to Motion/Motion to Print workshop. From their site: Faculty from Poynter and the renowned Stan Kalish Workshop team up to teach effective picture editing for print and online. Learn to produce more compelling photographic coverage and to showcase your work in innovative ways using multimedia tools. Improve your reporting, researching and editing skills. Be better prepared to face the biggest issues confronting photojournalists, including ethics and professional development. Who will benefit Senior picture editors, photo directors, visual managers, producers and presentation, supervising copy editors and senior newsroom leaders. You’ll learn … • To explore ideas for establishing ethical guidelines for photographic reporting and presentation • To sharpen your ability to spot visual potential in news coverage and convey information quickly • To build effective newsroom collaboration Deadline for the Poynter Workshop is February 19, and the Stan Kalish Deadline…

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Panel Discussion: Iraqi Citizens: War and Exile

Iraqi Citizens: War And Exile Nearly a quarter of all Iraqis, more than 4 million people, have fled their homes. The panelists will describe this crisis and discuss the potential for photographers and visual artists to bring human rights issues to public attention, and to advocate for policy change. A question-and-answer session will follow. Location: Fordham University, Lincoln Center 113 West 60th Street (at Columbus Ave.), LL Room 816Tuesday, Feb 5th, 7-9 pm Please RSVP to or MODERATOR: Fred Ritchin – director of PixelPress, creating web sites, books and exhibitions investigating new documentary and promoting human rights. PANELISTS Nour Al-khal – an Iraqi translator who worked with the journalist Steven Vincent. Matisse Bustos Hawkes – Communications and Outreach Coordinator at WITNESS. Lori Grinker – photographer represented by Contact Press Images* Amelia Templeton – Lifeline for Iraqi Refugees Project at Human Rights First. Sponsored by Fordham Visual Arts Program, Fordham University…

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Promise of Protection, Our Hidden Poor, Northern Short Course and WHNPA Student Contest

Worth Watching: Promise of ProtectionAnother powerful multimedia piece from The News and Observer. Vernetta Cockerham-Ellerbee's husband made good on threats to kill her family when he stabbed to death her teenage daughter Candice in 2002. Cockerham-Ellerbe had begged police to lock him up. In a lawsuit, she's asking them to pay for failing to protect her. Our Hidden PoorThe Chicago Tribune published a special report, Our Hidden Poor, with an audio slideshow In their own voices. Tens of thousands of families confront what often amounts to a daily struggle, if not for survival then at least for dignity. And their troubles unfold mostly out of sight, in barren apartments, soulless shelters or overflowing trailers. In these unseen places, hope can be as scarce as cash; victories tend to be small, hard-won and fleeting. Events/Contests: Northern Short Course The 2008 Northern Short Course will be held in Rochester, NY, March 13-15. Confirmed speakers…

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Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur Presentation on January 30

Over the years, Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur have worked together on books, exhibitions and photography assignments which have taken them around the world. Their work together has also moved beyond the still image -- into video and other new interactive media. Their discussions will center around new media and the opportunities it creates for telling stories visually, as well as the implications of our brave new media landscape for the photo industry. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:00 pm -8:30 pm Laura Parsons Pratt Conference Center 281 Park Ave South at 22nd Street, New York City Admission: ASPP Members $10.00, Guests $15.00, Light food and beverages will be served. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Jan 28. For more information, contact,

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Frontline Club Event- Is it over for Frontline Reporting?

The Frontline Club is hosting an event, along with VII Photo Agency, to discuss the issues confronting journalists reporting from the frontlines. The talk will be held on Tuesday, November 13, at 7pm, at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Speakers will include Jon Lee Anderson, Robert Fisk, Fran Unsworth, Chuck Lustig, Ron Haviv, and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. A tribute to photojournalist Alexandra Boulat is also planned, following the talk. The program is free, with registration online at the Frontline Club's website.

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