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Mandla Chinula

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Mandla Chinula is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He specializes in news writing, photography and video production, covering major news, features and local events for various media organizations. He also researches and writes about news stories on digital platforms and visual journalism.

Latest Stories

Diversify Photo hoping to add fresh perspectives to photography

Diversify Photo, a database that connects photographers of color with editors across the US, is hoping to offer new perspectives in photography. Here are some tips for editors using the site. 

Mandla Chinula | October 19, 2017

Photojournalists experiment with 'live' journalism

The emerging field of live journalism is presenting unique opportunities, particularly for photojournalists.

Mandla Chinula | August 28, 2017

Q&A with Adriane Ohanesian: Finding success in freelance photojournalism

Adriane Ohanesian, a freelance photojournalist who has worked in challenging environments like South Sudan, Somalia, Myanmar and Burundi, shares insights from her award-winning career so far.

Mandla Chinula | July 31, 2017

7 business models that could save the future of journalism

While the digital age has disrupted the ways in which news organizations earn money, there are a number of innovative new models that can help quality journalism survive.

Mandla Chinula | June 19, 2017

Tips for shooting photos in different lighting environments

Photojournalists can find themselves in myriad lighting environments while out on assignment. Auntony Zinyange, a photojournalist based in Zimbabwe, shares his tips.

Mandla Chinula | April 27, 2017

How humor can play a role in photojournalism

What does it mean to add "humor" to photojournalism? The answer may surprise you. We spoke with photojournalist Peter Dench and Dr. Ayelet Kohn about adding humor to your photos.

Mandla Chinula | April 13, 2017

When should photojournalists intervene while reporting breaking news?

Is it ever a photojournalist's responsibility to step in and help their subjects in need? South African photojournalist James Oatway shared his thoughts.

Mandla Chinula | April 06, 2017

Q&A with Ami Vitale: Building relationships as a photojournalist

For photojournalists, developing intimate, trusting relationships can often make a difference in getting the perfect shot. Ami Vitale, a photographer for National Geographic, discusses what's worked for her.

Mandla Chinula | November 28, 2016

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