Posts Tagged ‘press’

How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

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Who Pays Photographers? is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout the world.

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Breaking: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns

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Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary who has taken much of the heat for the Obama Administration’s less-than-open policies that have kept photographers out of major events, announced his resignation today during a press conference. Read more…

Reality Show President: An Exposé on the Battle Between the Press and White House

Since late 2013, the White House and the White House Press Corps have clashed several times over. We’ve covered this briefly in the past, but if you’re still not sure what’s going on, how it came to be and why exactly members of the press have gone so far as to call the administration’s policies regarding press access “Orwellian,” this exposé by ReasonTV may help clear things up for you. Read more…

UK Newspaper Chain Follows in Sun Times Footsteps, Shutters All Photographer Jobs

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Britons tend to take their newspapers a bit more seriously than Yanks, but that hasn’t stopped a newspaper chain there from Chicago Sun-Timesing (yes, we verbed it!) its way to ignominy by firing its entire photography staff. Read more…

Top AP Photographer Slams White House for ‘Propaganda’ Photography Practices

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Top editors at the Associated Press slammed the White House — or, more specifically, the Obama Administration — last week for restricting photographers’ access to the president in favor of staged “propaganda.” Read more…

Detroit Newspaper Photographer Arrested While Covering Police Action

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Detroit police are investigating an incident last week in which a photographer for the Detroit Free Press was arrested and had her camera seized while covering a police action.
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Photojournalist May Have Captured His Own Death on Camera in Egypt

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A photographer for an Egyptian newspaper, shot while covering political protests Monday, appears to have captured his own death on camera.
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Reno Newspaper Photographer Cleared of Charges After Covering Fire

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Prosecutors in Reno, Nevada, have dropped charges against a newspaper photographer arrested and injured while trying to cover a house fire last year.

Tim Dunn, photo director at the Reno Gazette-Journal was taking photos and video at a four-alarm fire on June 18. 2012, when Washoe Count Sheriff’s deputies told him to clear out. Dunn says the deputies then shoved him to ground and pushed his face into the gravel. He later showed facial injuries he said were caused by the rough treatment.
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NY Times Photographer Arrested After Alleged Assault by NYPD Officers

It’s like “déjà vu all over again”: New York Times freelance photographer Robert Stolarik was arrested this past Saturday while on assignment in the Bronx. As he was taking photographs of a developing street fight, Stolarik was confronted by officers, ordered to stop, and then allegedly assaulted.
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News Photographer Arrested for Filming End of Police Chase from Sidewalk

Freelance news photographer Phil Datz was recording the conclusion of a police chase from the opposite sidewalk last Friday when he was confronted by a police officer and commanded to “go away”. Though he politely obeyed and moved a block further from the scene, the officer decided to arrest him for “obstruction of governmental administration”. The latest news is that the department is planning to drop the charges and put its officers through “media relations training”.

(via Poynter via Gizmodo)