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Storytelling with Drones; Tips From Journalists
08/16/2016 // By Tom Burton  Eric Seals wanted to use a quadcopter in September of 2013 for a long-term project he was working on about shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. He felt that a flying drone would help him get cinematic-quality video of the dive boats out on...
How to Get Certified for Drone Operations
08/16/2016 // By Tom Burton  The new Part 107 regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration will make it easier for citizens and journalists to use drones for aerial photography and newsgathering, but it will still require certification before they are...
Facing Criticism: Don't be Thin-Skinned, Be Positive and Develop Relationships
08/13/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzOctavian Cantilli recently made a Facebook post recounting a conversation he had with his wife."My wife Chelsea often jokes around that she could never do what I do because of the constant rejection independent photographers...
With Changing Technology, Putting the Fear Aside and Moving Forward
08/13/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzThe visual journalism industry is taking hits as staff sizes are shrinking. Those who are left are taking on more jobs including many tasks that you can blame on the internet.But there are some people that are embracing the change...
Select Copyright Disputes Could Get Pro Bono Representation
08/13/2016 // By Mickey OsterreicherATHENS, GA (August 13, 2016) - For the past several years, the Copyright Alliance has been a partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic.  Each fall semester the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP...
Rio Olympics As Seen Through the Instagram Accounts of the Pros
08/08/2016 // By Tom BurtonATHENS, GA (August 8, 2016) - Scores of talented photographers are covering the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and it would be difficult, if not impossible, to see all of the great work. In addition to visiting the many news sites covering...
Veteran Photographers Say Working For Free Has Rarely Paid Off
08/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzATHENS, GA (August 6, 2016) - When the world of visual journalism crosses paths with the internet age, most journalists have been hearing the word “free” more frequently. Because of this, there are two different visual journalists—...
Growing a Student Chapter: RIT Adding Projects, Speakers
08/06/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzATHENS, GA (August 6, 2016) - As a semester starts winding down, or another is close to starting, NPPA student organizations make plans for the future. For the Rochester Institute of Technology’s chapter, this means multiple plans....
Free Webinar on Copyright Small Claims Offered on August 17
08/05/2016 // ATHENS, GA (August 5, 2016) ) - A free webinar is being offered explaining proposed legislation for small claims legislation on copyright infringement. The webinar is being hosted by the Graphic Artists Guild on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2 p.m....
Heading to Rio, Past Olympics Help Photojournalists Plan for the Games
07/29/2016 // By Katelyn UmholtzTwo photojournalists, one from the Dallas Morning News and another from the Colorado Springs Gazette, have photographed nine Olympics since 1996. Soon, they will be attending their tenth Olympics game, and the experience they’ve...

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