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Mannie Garcia Wins Settlement in Police Lawsuit
03/06/2017 // By Tom BurtonPhotojournalist Mannie Garcia has won a $45,000 settlement in a civil rights lawsuit resulting from his unlawful arrest by Montgomery County police in Maryland in 2011.  Garcia was arrested while photographing police officers...
White House Photo Editor Stays On At Last Moment, But Leaves After Two Weeks
03/06/2017 // By Tom BurtonIt was scheduled as his next-to-last day at the White House. Al Anderson, a photo editor for the Obama White House, and an archivist were the only ones left from a photo staff of about a dozen people.It was Wednesday and the...
Photojournalists Arrested at Protests Work to Have Confiscated Gear Returned
03/03/2017 // By Tom BurtonProtests across the country are growing more violent and photographers are getting caught up in the ensuing arrests, often having their gear confiscated. Caught without their cameras, they find themselves not only in police custody, but...
Botsford Credits Hard Work, Luck and Pushing Himself for His Early Success
03/02/2017 // By Sabrina BurseWhether on assignment or not, Jabin Botsford always had a camera in his hands when he was a student, practicing what he believed he was meant to do. Repeatedly pressing the shutter in order to perfect his craft ultimately got...
Covering a Night in a Trauma Center
03/02/2017 // By Sabrina BurseThat night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Melissa Golden faced a dilemma while on assignment for the Wall Street Journal. She had to balance her instinct to comfort against her duty as a photojournalist.“That...
W. Eugene Smith Grant Increased to $35,000
03/01/2017 // The W. Eugene Smith Fund’s Grant in Humanistic Photography has been increased from $30,000 to $35,000 for 2017, to be awarded to a photographer working in the tradition of Eugene Smith who was known for his essays on contemporary issues that call...
MMJs Love Their Jobs, But Often Don't Feel Safe
02/28/2017 // By Tom BurtonMultimedia journalists are in every broadcast market, including the top 25, and they enjoy their work. But, they are often worried about their safety while working alone and their managers and coworkers don’t understand or respect their...
Scott Jensen Appointed to NPPA Board
02/27/2017 // (ATHENS, GA) Scott Jensen, news content manager for KING-TV in Seattle, Washington, has been appointed to the National Press Photographers Association board of directors by NPPA President Melissa Lyttle.Jensen will serve a one-year term in 2017 as...
POYi Winners Officially Announced, Muller Is Photographer of the Year
02/24/2017 // Pete Muller, an independent photographer based in Kenya, has been named Photographer of the Year in the 74th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. Marcus Yam, of the Los Angeles Times, is the Newspaper Photographer of the Year and...
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