2007 NPPA Photojournalism Summit

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The National Press Photographers Association's 2007 NPPA Photojournalism Summit will be held May 30th - June 2nd at the Doubletree Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. There will be speakers in three tracks of workshops: Still photography, multimedia and television. Speakers for the multimedia portion include: Rich Beckman, professor of multimedia design and production at the University of North CarolinaAndrew deVigal, multimedia editor for The New York TimesSeth Gitner, multimedia editor for The Roanoke Times and Roanoke.comDirck Halstead, editor and publisher of The Digital JournalistRichard Koci Hernandez, deputy director of multimedia and photography for The San Jose Mercury NewsTom Kennedy, managing editor for multimedia at Washingtonpost.com and Newsweek InteractiveDavid Leeson, executive producer for video and new media at The Dallas Morning NewsJudith Levitt, photo producer for The New York TimesRegina McCombs, The Star TribuneJim Seida, multimedia producer for MSNBCBrian Storm, president of MediaStormJoe Weiss, creator and developer of Soundslides Topics and times are…

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Bill Moyers Journal’s ‘Buying the War’ Premiers Wednesday on PBS

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Buying the War, a 90-minute documentary from the new PBS series Bill Moyers Journal, explores the role of the press in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. How did the mainstream media get the story so wrong? How did evidence disputing arguments for war go unreported? Buying the War seeks to answer these questions through extensive analysis of pre-war press reports and interviews with Dan Rather, Tim Russert and Bob Simon among others. Online material extending the broadcast coverage includes a pre-war media slide show, an article library of news stories leading up to the invasion, biographies of those included in the documentary, a post-broadcast chat with Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, two Knight Ridder reporters wrote with skepticism about the Bush Administrations case for war, and a resource list for further reading. The documentary premiers at 9:00pm EST Wednesday, April 25th on PBS. Check PBS's broadcast schedule for local…

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Want to Host a Public Radio Show?

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Public Radio Talent Quest is giving away over $70,000 and a chance to host a new show on public radio via an online contest that allows the public to enter and to vote on their favorites. The contest was designed and is run by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming.

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LA Times Staffers Win Pulitzer for ‘Altered Oceans’ Multimedia Series

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Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling and Rick Loomis of the Los Angeles Times have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Explantory Reporting for their print and online multimedia series Altered Oceans. The description of the award on the Pulizer site notes that the team was recognized for their "richly portrayed reports on the world's distressed oceans, telling the story in print and online, and stirring reaction among readers and officials."

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