This past Monday, April 14, the Columbia Journalism School hosted a panel on the State of Video. This was the culminating event for a report called “Video Now: The Forms, Cost, and Effect of Video Journalism,” sponsored by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Knight Foundation and produced by Duy Linh Tu, Professor and Head of Digital Media at the Journalism School. (more…)
We spoke to several Indian journalists to understand what it’s like working as a female visual journalist in India today, how they overcome the limitations of working in a society that still retains a strong gender bias, and what advice they’d give to young women who’d like to work in India someday.
Need a place to pitch your student short or feature-length documentary? In this post, we highlight eight upcoming film festivals with summer deadlines to help you get your work out there.
Video editors have to sit at a computer for long hours each day. Here we elaborate on some tips for setting up your work station in a way that will help you take better care of your body while you edit.
Learn how you can take action if you find violations of your copyright online.
Copyright infringement and image theft is rampant online. Here are some steps you can take to protect your hard work.
AP Photographer Altaf Qadri, who won a 2013 World Press Honorable Mention for his story, "School for Less Fortunate," talks about what it's like working for a wire service.
Photojournalist Altaf Qadri's path to photography was winding. How did he turn a hobby- taking pictures of flowers and landscapes- into a successful journalism career?
Sexual abuse, child abuse and domestic violence are some of the hardest topics to tackle as a journalist. Here we highlight some best practices to help you cover this sensitive population. This post is part four of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.
We illustrate some best practices for journalists covering the widely underreported topic of mental health and illness. This post is part three of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.
Is a photography internship necessary? Will it help you find a job? Are unpaid internships terrible? What will you learn? In this post we answer these questions, and more.
A photo or multimedia workshop is a great opportunity for a journalist, whether you're new to this, or you're a seasoned pro. Here are twelve we recommend for any stage in your career.
Young journalists often lack the budget for big video or photo equipment purchases. Here are some suggestions for building up your own stash of equipment and putting it to use.
The last in a three-part series about the different types of releases visual journalists need to obtain the proper rights to publish or distribute their work.
The second in a three-part series about the different types of releases visual journalists need to obtain the proper rights to publish or distribute their work.
The first in a three-part series about the different types of releases visual journalists need to obtain the proper rights to publish or distribute their work.
We're highlighting several photo and multimedia contests that accept submissions from students as well as nonprofessionals.
We interviewed J-school alum Dave Mayers about his time working as a freelancer in South Africa, and lessons learned.
Learn about the most prestigious photography and multimedia competitions in the visual journalism field.
From finding the right contests to finding the confidence to submit your images, applying to photo competitions can be overwhelming. Here are some tips.