When James Nachtwey was awarded the TED Prize in 2007, he was given $100,000 and one wish to change the world. Nachtwey’s wish: “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.” While not announced at the time, that story was the powerful resurgence of an ancient disease, tuberculosis, which due to a lack of medications and ineffective oversight in the developing world has mutated into a deadly drug resistant strain, known as XDRTB. This week Nachtwey’s images will be shown to crowds of people on large screens in the world’s biggest cities as well as on the Internet.
- Worth Watching #142: A Valsa Do Pódio December 6, 2013Daniel Bruson’s contributions to the film A Valsa Do Pódio bring a more intimate view into Terezinha Guilhermina’s experience. The execution of the animation is so fitting, appropriately combining minimal design with a distinctive watercolor process – the result is incredible. – Joe Fuller A Valsa Do Pódio : 400m from Daniel Bruson on Vimeo. […]
- MediaStorm Guide to Creating Effect Presets in Premiere Pro CC December 4, 2013This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Reader Filip Lein asks, “I would love to be able to make […]
- Now Hiring: Columbia Journalism School Faculty Positions December 2, 2013Columbia Journalism School is looking to fill two open faculty positions: one in video/broadcast and another in radio/audio journalism. These are full time faculty positions with generous salary and benefits. Description Candidates should be pioneers and leaders who are able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments worthy of appointment t […]
- Story is the Point November 26, 2013Back in the 90s, as a graduate student in creative writing, I discovered the novels and short stories of Richard Yates. His masterpiece Revolutionary Road, which was the basis for the 2008 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, depicts the stifled dreams of a suburban couple. Kurt Vonnegut called the book the greatest American novel since Fitzgerald’s […]
- Worth Watching #141: Glance November 25, 2013Lovely in every way. – Eric Maierson Glance by Conkerco from Academy Plus (A+) on Vimeo. See what else we think is Worth Watching.
- “The Long Night” Screens at Paley Center November 22, 2013On Wednesday night, influencers in media and activism gathered at the Paley Center for Media to celebrate the first private screening of The Long Night. MediaStorm’s first feature-length film and the first project funded by the Alexia Foundation’s Women’s Initiative grant, The Long Night is a shining example of both organizations’ commitment to driving chang […]
- Job Opportunity: Photojournalist for St. Louis Post-Dispatch November 21, 2013For the first time in 5 years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has an opening for a staff photographer. The newspaper is looking for a high energy and entrepreneurial spirit to report their own stories, whether it’s in photo, video or something new. Deadline to apply is December 6th, 2013. Description and Qualifications This is a full-time […]
- Google Web Designer vs. Adobe Edge (Annimate) November 8, 2013Google Web Designer and Adobe Edge are tools that seek to make it easier to produce interactive content for desktop and mobile devices. Read the comparison. […]
- GeoFlow from Microsoft April 12, 2013Can innovative interactive graphics come from Microsoft? Sure! Although we like to pick on Microsoft for lots of reason the still have some great products and have just released a new tool that integrates two of their best: Excel and Bing Maps. According to Bing Map’s blog post, the new tool called, GeoFlow allows user ...Continue Reading
- April Jobs Listing April 2, 2013Here are a few of the job postings found through out the interactive journalism industry. Developer & Programmer Positions News Developer PBS Newshour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/jobs/webdev.html Senior Front End Developer The Washington Post http://careers.washingtonpost.com/?q=content/senior-front-end-developer Mobile Developer The Washignton Post http […]
- Inside The White House Hackathon! April 1, 2013Photo via @macon44 By Jacqueline Kazil Editors Note: Jacqueline Kazil participated in the recent White House Hackathon and is a web application developer for CACI at the Library of Congress. She previously worked a dynamic application developer for The Washington Post. She resides in Washington, D.C and works primally in Django, Python, HTML, CSS and ...C […]
- Behind the Lens: Diamond reception for Charles and Camilla, Down Under November 30, 2012The Royal Couple’s desire to see as much as possible on the last leg of the Diamond Jubilee Tour meant a great deal of jetting around in order to keep up!
- Behind the lens: Shooting an aerial, blacked-out NYC, against all odds November 15, 2012On Oct. 29, renowned architecture photographer Iwan Baan found himself in New York to shoot a museum opening. Only problem? A storm was coming.
- Election 2012: Looking back on the pageantry from behind the lens November 4, 2012The pageantry of the event was, for me, the most interesting part of coverage. People arrived wearing every conceivable hat or pin...
- Looking back at ‘innocent happiness’ on the campaign trail October 29, 2012I made a lot images of the kids romping through the blizzard of paper, but when Carly formed a confetti angel, I knew the picture was right in front of me.
- We Have a New Address March 5, 2009Please find us in our new location: http://ngm.typepad.com/blog_central/digital_photography/ Or check out all the NGM blogs in Blog Central: http://ngm.typepad.com/blog_central/
- World Press Photo of the Year 2008 February 21, 2009The international jury of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest have selected a black-and-white image by American photographer Anthony Suau as World Press Photo of the Year 2008. The picture shows an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s...
- First Presidential Photograph February 13, 2009"It’s rare for a day to go by in which the president of the United States is not seen in multiple newspaper and magazine photographs. The “clack” of shutters and the accompanying burst of light from camera flashes is part...
- Full Frame 24.5 Megapixel Nikon D3X Announced December 10, 2008I case you missed last weeks announcement of Nikon’s new flagship DSLR, the full frame D3X, here a few of the important stats. FX-format CMOS image sensor with 24.5 effective megapixels. Low noise from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. Near-instantaneous...
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