I got involved in a very interesting debate with a few colleagues about photographing the recovery of the capsised and sank passanger boat Mermaid. Some of them were complaining for some of his “really good” photos not getting published because TEK (short name for Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Centre) banned them.
Members of the local workers’ union at Stourbridge Newsquest starting a protest. Journalists of the newspaper stood up in protest not doing what the professional photographers fired from the newspaper were doing: taking pictures.
World Media Summit offers a media contest for news media professionals. Entry deadline is 30th September.
An interesting and funny project by one of Hungary’s news websites called Vs.hu. This fake docu-reality presents different aspects of every day life in Hungary in the style of the nature documentaries but in a manner to make fun of the situation.
Photo editors at Hungarian news website Origo found a photo that seems to be retouched before publication on the website of one of the radio channels operated by BBC. A portrait of one of the musicians has been cropped out from a group shot and some details in the background have been cloned out. BBC claims it is not a faking of the photo because the photo is not used as a news image.
I disagree with the statement in the title but the recurring photographer layoffs and many comments suggest this. This time a journalist expressed his quite similar opinion. I think he just challenged his fate because it is a dangerous thing to start prove your boss that everyone can be replaced with cheaper workforce – they might believe you and take it serious.
Not much after Newsweek ended its print edition Financial Times annoucned they will concentrate their resources to digital editions and give them a higher priority than their print edition. If someone really feels the business reasons behind decisions then it shall be an economic newspaper.
Unfortunately this time death of the Apple CEO Steve Jobs is officially confirmed. We can all be sure news about his death are no mistake this time. Reading the first news that appeared last night probably (I hope at least) everyone started seeking confirmation by more independent official sources before believing and spreading the word.