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Convergent Journalism an Introduction by Vincent Filak, Stephen Quinn

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Digital still Photography

Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute defines photojournalism as the craft of employing photographic storytelling to document life. It is universal and transcends cultural and language boundaries.

Photojournalism is not restricted to still pictures or film cameras or any location. Photojournalism tells stories about life. Sometimes those stories can be held in the hands to be examined in detail. Sometimes the stories flicker across a television screen at 30 frames per second. Sometimes the stories are organized online and can be explored by the viewer.

However presented, the basis for good photojournalism comes from news judgment and reporting skills employed by the storyteller. We have been storytellers since the first ...

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