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11 tips for citizen journalists shooting photos

Photojournalist Frank Folwell shares his secrets to catching the perfect shot.

Margaret Looney | September 13, 2011

World Press Photo multimedia winner takes viewers inside prison system

In 2011, the World Press Photo contest included a multimedia category for the first time. IJNet talked to photojournalist Philippe Brault who helped create winning documentary "Prison Valley."

Lindsay Kalter | September 06, 2011

Photographer turns to Kickstarter to fund search for lost Leonardo Da Vinci fresco

Photographer Dave Yoder is on a mission to find a hidden fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci in Florence, Italy, using crowdsourced online service Kickstarter.

Nicole Martinelli | August 18, 2011

Five websites where citizen journalists are documenting riots in London

The U.K. has been called a nation addicted to smartphones. Here are five ways to see how London residents used mobile tech to document the riots.

Lindsay Kalter | August 08, 2011

Photojournalism project documents China’s global reach

An international team of journalists and photographers traveled the globe last year documenting China’s vast global influence—and its consequences.

Dana Liebelson | February 28, 2011

Photographer honored for Google Street View Photos

Photographers often face danger to snap the winning pictures honored by the World Press Photo contest. This year a photographer stood in front of his computer screen to shoot the pictures that earned him an honorable mention in the prestigious contest.

Nicole Martinelli | February 21, 2011

Egyptian blogger discovers doctored photo in state-run newspaper

Egyptian blogger Wael Khalil usually writes blog posts about the government, the opposition and sometimes sports, but last Tuesday he played the role of journalism fact-checker.

Bassam Sebti, IJNet Arabic Editor | September 16, 2010

Tips help photojournalists cover conflict effectively and safely

Photojournalist Michael Kamber of the New York Times recently published a blog post about conflict photojournalism for Lens, the photojournalism blog of the Times.

بسام سبتي | July 17, 2009

Obama win makes headlines around the world

On November 5, 2008, the day after the United States elected Democratic Senator Barack Obama to be its 44th president, newspapers around the world dedicated front-page space to the historic news.

Jessica Weiss | November 06, 2008

Writing Photo Captions

Photo captions are often the first elements of a publication to be read. Writing photo captions is an essential part of the news photographer’s job. A photo caption should provide the reader basic information needed to understand a photograph and its relevance to the news. It should be written in a consistent, concise format that allows news organizations to move the photo to publication without delay.

John Smock, Knight International Journalism Fellow | August 14, 2008

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