College Photographer of the Year

The results for the 62nd College Photographer of the Year Competition were recently announced, and winning images and stories are now available on the CPOY site. Travis Dove (Ohio University) was named 2007 College Photographer of the Year. Along with the still image categories, awards were also given for Multimedia Project (winner: Jeff Giraldo, Western Kentucky University) , Individual Still Image/Audio Story or Essay (winner: Crystal Street, UNC Chapel Hill) and Individual Video or Mixed Media Photo Story or Essay (winner: Tim Gruber, Ohio University). Congratulations to all!

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Poynter Institute Seminars & The Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop

The Poynter Institute will be kicking off the new year with a series of audio and multimedia based seminars. In January, they are offering Online Storytelling with Audio and Images. February brings Multimedia Journalism for Every Craft. In March, the Poynter staff teams up with the folks from The Stan Kalish Workshop to host Digital Photo Editing: Print to Motion/Motion to Print. Deadline for the first Poynter seminar is November 26, so don't delay. For those interested in attending both the Poynter Digital Photo Editing seminar and the Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, they are offering a special $100 off deal if you register for both. The Kalish Workshop will be held in Muncie, IN, from May 30-June 4 and June 6-11.

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Online MA/Postgraduate Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course launching

The London College of Communication is launching an online MA/Postgraduate Diploma Photojournalism and Documentary Photography distance learning program, to begin January 2008. This part-time course aims to mirror real world practices and prepare students to enter the professional world. Many presentations by visiting speakers will be delivered via podcasts, and students will be encouranged to make use of blogs and online distribution. The course is entirely online, with no requirements for attendance in London. The program will largely focus on digital transitions, and multimedia projects will be emphasized. For more information, contact Paul Lowe, Course Director, at

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Paolo Pellegrin’s Double Blind featured on Digital Journalist

Photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin recently published his fifth book, Double Blind, a look at the Lebanon Conflict during the summer of 2006. A gallery of the images from the book is featured in the Digital Journalist's October issue. Of his work during the conflict, Pellegrin says "As journalists, we were traveling a battlescape where all the traditional realities of the frontline had disappeared and where it was impossible to know how or where things were happening, or what might be about to happen next. It was, in many respects, an invisible war – until suddenly, it wasn't." Pellegrin, a member of Magnum Photos since 2005, has spent many years covering conflict and stories around the world. He was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal this year, the W. Eugene Smith Award in 2006, and has won numerous other awards. His work ranges from AIDS in Uganda to the Gaza Disengagement, to Olympus Fashion…

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