“CNN Show Written, Edited, Produced by Photojournalists.” Food For Thought

So often as TV and print photojournalists, we complain about not getting “good” assignments, the kinds that allow us to tell stores rather than “illustrate” one.  But then many of us do nothing about it.  Too many of us fail to pitch stories when we, as visual journalists, are in the best positon to know what works as a visual story, still or video.  No wonder many editors and other don’t take us seriously, or see our function as producing “art” for pages or providing images “for a reporter’s story.”  We can and should do better than that, and should be challenged to do so.  See what some CNN shooters are doing; just click on the image below to read the column at Poynter Online:



About Phil Carpenter

Hi all. I'm a newspaper photo/video journalist at The Gazette in Montréal, Canada, and I'm just reviving my film making skills from my university days, for the online version of our paper. It's been 13years since I began shooting professionally, four years at The Gazette, and a year since I've begun shooting and producing video stories and documentary shorts. I'm enjoying it immensely. In addition I have taught photojournalism at Concordia University's school of journalism, been a guest lecturer and panelist on classes and workshops on photo and multi media journalism. View all posts by Phil Carpenter

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