journalism

The Thai Nursery Massacre and the Ethics of Reporting on Tragedies

“First do no harm…” Sometimes I think that there should be a Hippocratic oath for journalists due to the extremely sensitive stories that we sometimes encounter, and if there were such a text, it should start with those preceding four words.

Photojournalism: A Complete Guide

Photojournalism tells a story not in thousands of words but in a series of photos. Just as a written news story presents a complete picture by providing an overview, a thesis, subjects, and various points of view, photojournalism achieves this same objective pictographically.

Kharkiv, Ukraine March 2022

How Journalists Decide Which Sensitive War Photos Get Published

Since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, nary a day goes by without the press publishing distressing war images, from slightly upsetting to the downright graphic. But, how do newsrooms decide on which war photos will get to see the front page and which ones will be shelved?

Photo Series Captures the First 100 Days of Joe Biden’s Washington

On January 20th, 2021, I stood on the press risers at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, photographing Joe Biden taking the oath of office. It had already been a busy and chaotic month. Two weeks prior, I’d stood on these same press risers making photos as tear gas clouded the air and violent insurrectionists broke through overwhelmed police lines to gain entrance to the Capitol. The dissonance between these two events was head-spinning.

The Difficulties One Woman Faced to Become a Photojournalist in Somalia

Breaking through the barriers of cultural and gender norms in Somalia, Fardosa Hussein shares what it took for her to be able to practice what she is passionate about -- photography, videography, and journalism -- in a place where such a career is viewed with hostility and is, at times, dangerous for women.

I’m a Photojournalist Who Makes News Photos from 6K Video

My name is Tom Palmaers, and I'm a press photographer based in Belgium. I started as a wedding photographer when I was still a student around 2004, documenting weddings with a photojournalistic style. I quickly found myself with a lot of work because it wasn't common at that time in Belgium to make wedding photos in that style.

The Fragmentation of Photojournalism

In photojournalism, where and how people get their news matters. A quick takeaway of Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows that the news market is exploding into a multitude of topic-specific verticals and various mediums at the same time.

2019 Pulitzer Prizes Won by Photos of Migrants and Famine

The Pulitzer Prize has just announced the winners for 2019. In the area of photography, Reuters' photography staff won in the Breaking News Photography category for photos of migrants journeying to the US, and photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post won for his photos of the famine in Yemen.