When there’s no good photo to take

I saw this photoshopped collage on The Grizzly Gazette‘s site – they’re a high school from the Central Valley.

This is one of those stories where it’s hard to find a photo. We made do with pictures of kids sanitizing hands, although the problem there is when it’s staged. Here’s another way to tackle it – using photoshop to make an interesting image out of a couple different images. h1n1photoshop

Click here to read the whole story.

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Recommendations from a pro

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I heard this on NPR this morning – an editor from The Daily Beast, an influential blog, recommends great web-reading. This Vanity Fair piece about the Mumbai attacks is what struck me, as it struck her, because of its narrative style.

Listen to the interview, and read the story.

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An ethical photograph question

This photo ran on the front page of the NY Times, and readers had two major issues with it. What do you think those issues were?

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Click here to read all about the reaction and the photographer’s explanation.

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Let’s try this as a way to compile links and look at good stories and design. Please bookmark this page – or get the RSS feed if you’re so inclined.

Lots of links here on the right. Note the HS Journalism sites – I just put the ones that won the NSPA Pacemaker award last year. Check them out for story ideas and website ideas, of course. Check the News-Magazines for great feature writing. And you should all spend some time perusing those resources for tips. The reporting resources are links to sites that will help you navigate the internet to find information you might need to back up a point in an article.

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