Journalist Resources

Journalist Resources

Actual Live Video Courses

Advocacy Groups

  • AntiWar.com: A project of the Randolph Bourne Institue, the site says it serves as a "sounding board" to people concerned about U.S. foreign policy and its implications. http://antiwar.com
  • Committee to Protect Journalists: An independent, non-profit organization dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide. http://www.cpj.org/
  • Crimes of War Project: The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict. http://www.crimesofwar.org/
  • Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: "Our belief at the Dart Center is that journalists with an understanding of trauma are both more likely to stay emotionally healthy and to be better equipped to report violence, or the impact of violence, with sensitivity, respect and authenticity." http://dartcenter.org/
  • Editorial Photographers: Their "mission is to educate photographers and photography buyers about business issues affecting our industry, and in the process raise the level of business practices in the profession. http://www.editorialphoto.com/
  • Inter American Press Reporting: The IAPA is a non-profit with over 1,300 members from newspapers and magazines across the Americas. Conceived in 1926, the group is dedicated to defending press freedom in this region. http://www.sipiapa.com/v4/
  • International Federation of Journalists: The International Federation of Journalists is the world's largest organization of journalists. The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists. http://www.ifj.org/es/splash
  • International Journalists Network: IJNET is an online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators and anyone else with an interest in the state of the media around the world. http://ijnet.org/
  • Photo Philanthropy: PhotoPhilanthropy is an organization created to promote, support and connect photographers to charitable organizations around the world. http://photophilanthropy.org/
  • Reporters Sans Frontieres: The association defends journalists and other media contributors and professionals who have been imprisoned or persecuted for doing their work. It speaks out against the abusive treatment and torture that is still common practice in many countries. http://es.rsf.org/
  • Society of Professional Journalists: The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. http://www.spj.org/
  • South Asian Journalists Association: The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) serves as a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora. http://www.saja.org/
  • The Population Reference Bureau: The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
  • The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: "Our mission is to promote in-depth coverage of international affairs, focusing on topics that have been under-reported, mis-reported - or not reported at all."
  • Witness.org: WITNESS is a human rights organization that provides local activists with video cameras to document human rights abuses.

Africa news and organizations

  • Africa Action: The oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. The mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. They provide accessible information and analysis and they mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission.
  • All Africa Global Media: A multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide.

Asian news and organizations

  • Danwei: Danwei is a website about media, advertising and urban life in China. With frequent reference to and translations from Mainland Chinese media, Danwei publishes fresh information about China that is difficult to find elsewhere. Danwei also produces original video shows and audio podcasts about China. Using extensive Chinese language sources, Danwei keeps tabs on a wide variety of subjects including legal and business stories, media and entertainment gossip, and the environment.
  • South Asian Journalists Association: The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) serves as a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora.

Blogs about photography

  • Auspicious dragon: There is a lot of photography, and a little about the visual arts in general.
  • Drinking with a Dead Man: Drinking with a Dead Man is a web log about freelance photography written by John Loomis, a freelance photographer based in Miami, Florida.
  • Fifty Crows Blog: FiftyCrows Foundation eschews these media politics and prioritizes social awareness by using arrestingly real, timely photographic images as a catalyst for education, cultural understanding and social action.
  • JM Colberg: Conscientious - Jörg Colberg's weblog about fine-art photography
  • Relationships make the Images : Martin Fuch's New York Photo blog. Martin, a photo student from Austria, is interning at Magnum this summer and is sharing his views of New York with the world.

Book Publishing/Distribution
Publish a Book Using Print on Demand

Books on Producing Video

Web Video: Making It Great, Getting It Noticed by Jennie Bourne and Dave Burstein, Excellent book on producing video, how to, tips, equipment.
Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business by Steve Garfield and David Meerman Scott
You Made Your Video-Now What? 10 Essential Tips for Marketing Your Video, by Bruce Jones http://publishingtodayconference.blogspot.com
The Documentary Moviemaking Course, the Starter Guide to Documentary Filmmaking by Kevin J. Lindenmuth

Culture and art Organizations

  • A.M Qattan Foundation: Founded in 1994, the A.M. QATTAN FOUNDATION is a UK-registered charity focusing on two principal areas, culture and education.
  • Artprice: On art and photography market.
  • Ashkal Alwan: Art institutions in the region.
  • Bidoun: On art and culture in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • CCCB: Centro de Cultural Contemporanea de Barcelona - Contemporary art and culture center in Barcelona
  • La Casa Encendida: Cultural and art center based in Madrid.
  • PixelPress: At PixelPress our intent is to encourage documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media.
  • Slideluck Potshow: Slideluck Potshow is a slideshow and potluck for members of arts, photography, and media communities.
  • Townhouse gallery in Cairo: Art institutions in the region.
  • UMAM: Art institutions in the region.
  • Universes in universe: On art and culture in the Middle East and North Africa

Equipment
Mics
There are a ton of options for microphones. Sennheiser makes great professional microphones, they aren’t cheap but will give you a great sound. Want more affordable take a look at Audio Technica. Make sure your microphone will work with your camera. Check the connectors

Sennheiser MKE 400, small shotgun microphone
Sennheiser ME66 short shotgun microphone
Sennheiser also has great wireless mikes as well

For a more affordable microphones check out Audio Technica
Audio Technica ART-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser microphones
Audio Technica ART-55 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Camera and Equipment Suppliers

Google
Google has many fantastic tools to use for learning about and keeping track of your market area, competition or products

Culture and art Organizations

  • Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship (October): The Aaron Siskind Foundation offers fellowship grants of up to $5,000 each for individuals working in photography-based media.
  • Al Mawred al thaqafi: Funding opportunity.
  • Alexia Foundation for World Peace Photography Competition (January): Established in memory of Alexia Tsairis, an honor photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
  • Alicia Patterson Foundation (October) : The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year grants are awarded to working photojournalists/journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.
  • Archibald Bush Foundation Artist Fellows Program (October): The Bush Artist Fellowships provide artists with significant financial support that enables them to further their work and their contribution to their communities. Fellows may decide to take time for solitary work or reflection, engage in collaborative community projects, embark on travel or research, or pursue any other activity that contributes to their lives as artists. Note narrow geographic restrictions. Michigan residents not applicable.
  • Association 3P (October): The Association 3P provides grants to fund a photographic reportage project covering six months to a year.
  • Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Digital Contest (November): The non-profit Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists, promotes standards of photojournalism through an annual conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers. The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar's annual competition accepts only digital entries. Photographs may have been originally shot on film or with a digital camera, but the entries must be submitted to us in digital form.
  • China International Press Photo Contest (TBA): China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) is a platform for press photographers and photojournalists worldwide. Its mission is to encourage excellent press photography, promote independent expressions of different views and foster free and unbiased exchanges of information.
  • Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence (TBA): The Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence "recognizes outstanding newspaper coverage of victims and their experiences. The award features a $10,000 prize for the entry that best illustrates the effects of violence on its victims and the ways individuals cope with emotional trauma.
  • Deutsche Borse Photography Prize: The prize is organized by the Photographers' Gallery in London. The prize aims to reward a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution of photography in Europe.
  • Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Documentary Prize (January): A $10,000 award given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies. The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor.
  • Fifty Crows: Hosts the annual International Fund for Documentary Photography, which supports the work of emerging documentary photographers.
  • FiftyCrows Fund for Documentary Photography (TBA): For thirteen years, the Photo Fund competition has been one of the premier documentary photography programs in the world. Its goal is to enable emerging and mid-career photographers to create in-depth essays that become catalysts for positive action and social change.
  • Getty Grant for Editorial Photography (Round One: November; Round Two: June): Getty Images will enable five photographers each year to bring projects of personal and journalistic importance to reality, and to the marketplace, through a new program, Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. Five grants of $20,000 each, totaling $100,000, will be awarded to five photojournalists annually. Grant recipients will be selected by a panel of independent judges in two separate rounds of judging each year.
  • Gordon Parks Photography Competition: The Gordon Parks Center for Culture & Diversity at Fort Scott Community College began the Gordon Parks International Photography Competition in 1989 to honor Fort Scott's most famous photographer, Gordon Parks. Each year the college awards prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 to photographers whose images reflect the important themes in the life and works of Gordon Parks. The competition has become a showcase for the best of American documentary and news photography.
  • Hasselblad Foundation - the Victor Fellowship (February): The aim of the fellowship is to encourage continuing professional and artistic development at an institution of higher education outside the Nordic countries, recognized for its high standards in the field of photography.
  • Howard Chapnick Grant (July): A $5,000 grant for the advancement of photojournalism, to be used for activities such as education, research, a long-term sabbatical project, or internship. Special consideration is given to projects that promote social change or serve significant concerns of photojournalism.
  • John Simon Guggenheim memorial Foundation (October 1): The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.
  • Meeting point: Funding opportunity. Project part of YATF.
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowships (Early October): Artists' Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use.
  • Oscar Barnack Prize (January 31): The international jury gives the award to the photographer whose sure powers of observation most vividly express man's relationship to his environment in a photo series consisting of up to 12 pictures.
  • OSI - Moving Walls Exhibition (TBA) :Moving Walls is a traveling photographic exhibition series sponsored by the Open Society Institute. The series represents the transitional condition of open societies and the promotion and maintenance of democratic values. Nations often erect obstacles and barriers such as political oppression, economic instability, and racism. Yet, even as these walls are built, there are people committed to tearing them down. As the name of the exhibition series implies, Moving Walls is an artistic interpretation of this struggle.
  • OSI Documentary Photography Distribution Grant (TBA):The Documentary Photography Project of the Open Society Institute offers a grant to encourage new ways of presenting documentary photography to the public. The grant enables photographers who have already completed a significant project on issues of social justice to present the work to the public in innovative and appropriate ways, ensuring that the work gains critical exposure and has the greatest chance to stimulate constructive social change.
  • PDN Photo Annual (February): List of PDN contests.
  • Pew Fellowship in the Arts - PFA (December):The grants provide financial support directly to the artists so that they may have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits exclusively.
  • Photo España: Photography festival in Spain – has a competition and portfolio review section for young photographers.
  • Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and Best Of Photography (BOP) POYi (January):Each year's contest is commemorated through exhibits, a book and this Web site.
  • Truth With A Camera Workshop:The workshop goals include the development of photographic, editing and layout skills, job preparation, learning current methods and technology used in the industry, personal growth, the understanding of ethics, responsibility to the publication, the profession and to all members of the community.
  • W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund (July):The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's compassionate dedication exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. For 2003, the grant will be $30,000, with an additional $5,000 in fellowship money to be awarded at the discretion of the jury.
  • W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund: When he died at the age of 59 in 1978, he had $18 in the bank. But his name had become synonymous with integrity. His work was his memorial.
  • World Press Photo Awards (January):The contest is open to professional photographers only. There is no entry fee. You must be the copyright holder of the work you submit, or be authorized by the copyright holder to submit the images.
  • Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships (April):Worldstudio Foundation scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.
  • YATF: Funding opportunity. Prince Claus Fund.

Journalist Magazines, Blogs & Journals

  • American Press Institute's "The Journalist's Toolbox": American Press Institute's "The Journalist's Toolbox."
  • Blogs About:: Foreign Correspondents.
  • Foreign Affairs Magazine: Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a non-profit and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.
  • Foreign Policy Magazine: Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C., FOREIGN POLICY is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economies, and ideas. Our mission is to explain how the world works--in particular, how the process of global integration is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives.
  • Global Journalist: Global Journalist magazine reports on the state of press freedom around the world, covers developments in international journalism and serves international journalists.
  • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a collaboration of the world's preeminent investigative reporters. Launched in 1997 as a project of the Center for Public Integrity, ICIJ globally extends the Center's style of watchdog journalism, working with 100 journalists in 50 countries to produce long-term, transnational investigations.
  • John Harrington's What We Use series: This is the Photo Business News & Forum "Channel", host to the semi-regular broadcasts of the blog publisher, John Harrington.
  • The GLOBALIST: "The daily online magazine of the global economy, politics and culture."
  • The PEW Center for Civic Journalism: The Pew Center is an incubator for civic journalism experiments that enable news organizations to create better ways of reporting the news to re-engage people in public life.
  • The PEW Research Center for the People & the Press: The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues.
  • Washington Foreign Press Center: A source of information for foreign journalists in the United States.

Multimedia resources

  • Columbia Journalism Review: America's premier media monitor.
  • Multimedia Muse: We’re three photographers who believe in creating a greater corporate news demand for online photojournalism.
  • POV: Television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 programs every year on PBS.
  • The Hot Zone Youtube: A Documentary in chapters by Kevin Sites about the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Networking

  • Facebook: Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
  • LinkedIn: Over 45 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities.
  • MeetUp: Social networking source to find a meeting group near you.
  • Momenta's Twitter feed: Momenta strives to elevate and support the community of visual journalists and artists around the world.
  • National Press Club: A Washington-based club for journalists of all kinds. Hosts a vast number of speakers and events each year.

Networking - Journalist

  • Chicago Tribune Foreign Correspondence: This Chicago Tribune lists its foreign correspondents around the world.
  • Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia includes over 400 members with about 200 foreign correspondents, 100 local journalist associates, and other associates such as diplomats, lawyers, and people dealing with the media from non-governmental organizations and companies.
  • Freelance Switch: We are a community of freelance professionals from around the world, spanning all manner of fields.
  • International Journalists' Network: A website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. Its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on innovations, resources and awards. IJNet publishes in Arabic, Chinese, English, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Jamie's List: A social networking solution for Washington, D.C. photographers.
  • National Press Club: A Washington-based club for journalists of all kinds. Hosts a vast number of speakers and events each year.

Networking - Photographers

  • Lightstalkers: Networking site for journalists, filmmakers, photographers and professional travelers.
  • Media Job Pod: MediaJobPod is a place where students can click and get advice from top professionals in the field.
  • National Press Photographers Association: The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media.
  • Nuestra Mirada: This network was created by Hispanic photojournalists as a meeting place to share work and ideas, and to view powerful images they've created around the world.
  • Triangle Arts Trust: International network of artist led workshops and residencies.
  • White House News Photographers Association: The WHNPA's main goal is to protect and promote photographers' interests in pursuing their mission.
  • Women Photojournalists of Washington: Bringing female professional photojournalists in the D.C. area, Baltimore and beyond closer together as colleagues and friends.

News Sites

  • AlertNet- Reuters: Alerting humanitarians to emergencies.
  • BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for news and background.
  • Democracy Now!: A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 700 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.
  • From The Frontline (U.S.): News, insight and gossip... The Frontline Blogger writes about the Frontline Club and the world of foreign correspondents, war reporters, life on the frontline and the job of journalism.
  • GlobalPost: GlobalPost is embarking on a bold journey to redefine international news for the digital age.
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting: News on conflict hotspots and social initiatives in various developing countries.
  • International News Safety Institute: The International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a unique to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments.
  • International Reporting Project: The International Reporting Project (IRP) provides opportunities for U.S. journalists to go overseas to report on critical issues that are under covered in the U.S. news media.
  • Journalisted: Journalisted is an independent, non-profit site run by the Media Standards Trust to help the public navigate the news.
  • ReliefWeb: The global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters.
  • Sipa Press: Sipa Press covers world news thanks to a staff of 27 photographers, a network of more than 600 correspondents and exclusive distribution agreements with partner agencies such as Associated Press (AP) and the European Press Agency (EPA).
  • The Center for Public Integrity: Investigative journalism in the public interest.
  • The Nation.: "News and information that you don't get from mainstream media."
  • WorldNetDaily: Provides web links to newspapers across the world.

Online Photo Editing

Picnik.com http://www.picnik.com
FotoFlexer.com http://fotoflexer.com/
Lunapic.com http://www.lunapic.com/editor/

Online Resources for Video/Video Marketing

Web Video University with Dave Kminski

Online Video Editing

Online Video Tutorials and Training

Personal Broadcasting Channel, live streaming

Photo agencies

  • Contact Press Images: One of the last small independent photographic agencies still in existence, with just over twenty active photographers from over a dozen countries, and the archives of another dozen.
  • Magnum Photos: Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members.
  • Noor Images: Noor’s mission is to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent in-depth visual reports and collectively and actively promote, exhibit and sell the work of its member photographers.
  • Panos Pictures: Panos Pictures is a London-based independent photo agency representing photojournalists worldwide.
  • Photography-Now.com: An agency for Photography and Video Art, founded in Stuttgart in 1998 and based in Berlin since 2000.
  • Polaris Images: The New York-based agency provides an online portfolio of each of its photographers
  • Redux Pictures: The agency specializes in portraits and has several pictures from the United States and Japan.
  • VII Photo Agency: Includes photo features from Afghanistan, India, Iraq and the Congo.
  • Zuma Press: The agency boasts of 900 photographers worldwide.

Photo and News organizations

  • American Press Institute: Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, the American Press Institute is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators.
  • Arab Image Foundation: The Arab Image Foundation aims to promote photography in the Middle East and North Africa by locating, collecting, and preserving the region's photographic heritage.
  • Child Labor Project: Photography for Social Change.
  • F8: A design and production group for the development of photographic, interactive, digital and democratic journalism on the World Wide Web.
  • FiftyCrows (IDPF): FiftyCrows Foundation eschews these media politics and prioritizes social awareness by using arrestingly real, timely photographic images as a catalyst for education, cultural understanding and social action.
  • International Center of Photography: Interpreting the power and evolution of photography, the International Center of Photography is a museum and school dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography.
  • Kids with Cameras: Kids with Cameras is a non-profit organization that teaches the art of photography to marginalized children in communities around the world.
  • Noorderlitch: This combined site of the Noorderlicht Photofestival, the Noorderlicht Photogallery, the Noorderlicht project bureau and publisher Aurora Borealis is the largest photography art site from the Netherlands and completely bilingual.
  • PHOTOARTS: Dedicated to the international community of collectors, dealers, professionals and enthusiasts of fine art and documentary photography.
  • Photographer - Boogie: Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Boogie began documenting rebellion and unrest during the civil war that ravaged his country during the 1990's.
  • Women in Photography International: Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International is a non-profit, outreach organization, which promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work.
  • World Press Photo: World Press Photo aims to support professional press photography on a wide international scale. Promotional activities include an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications.

Photography Magazines, Journals, Blogs

  • 2point8: A wide-open view of the practice of street photography by Michael David Murphy, While Seated.
  • Blindspot: Blind Spot Magazine is the international source book of photography-based fine art for artists, collectors, creative directors, designers, curators and art lovers.
  • DACS: On copyright issues.
  • Daylight Magazine: Daylight Magazine is the printed publication of Daylight Community Arts Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that strives to establish community-based documentary partnerships in various locations throughout the world.
  • Digital Journalist: A Multimedia Magazine for Photojournalism in the Digital Age.
  • Digital Journalist: The monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
  • Documentography: Documentography is a UK based collective of young photographers dealing with documentary, reportage and journalism. The group develops personal as well as common projects tackling a wide range of social, political, and cultural issues.
  • EuropePress.com: Online service for journalism and photography.
  • Exit: EXIT Image & Culture is a new, quarterly, monographic and bilingual (Spanish/English) photography magazine published in Madrid and devoted to contemporary photography.
  • Focal Point f/8: Photo essays and interviews.
  • Foto8: Since going live in 1998, foto8.com has presented over 100 dynamic online story presentations by independent photographers.
  • IMAGO: Magazine focused on Central and Eastern European photography. The magazine informs on current issues and publishes critical essays. It is the only magazine focused on Central and Eastern European Photography and is published in English.
  • Journal of a Photographer: Links for websites, blogs, photographers sites.
  • Kristina Sherk Retouching: Website of a headshot photographer and retoucher based in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Lens - NYTimes.com: The photography blog of The New York Times, presenting multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows.
  • Lens Culture: Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.
  • Mother Jones: Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
  • My Life in Politics by Tim Davis: 2004 My Life in Politics, Bohen Foundation, New York, NY
  • Need Magazine: NEED is the first independent magazine dedicated solely to global and domestic humanitarian issues.
  • Photo District News: PDN's 2002 Photography Annual, celebrating some of the best photography of the year.
  • Photography in New York International: Listings of New York City, national and international exhibitions, private dealers, auctions & events, and a directory of services.
  • Photojournalism Links: Links to different photojournalism resources.
  • Picture-Projects : A NYC-based studio founded in 1995, uses new media technologies, audio and documentary photography to examine complex social issues.
  • Pixel Press : The intent of PixelPress our intent is to encourage documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media. We seek a new paradigm of journalism, one that encourages an active dialogue between the author and reader and the subject.
  • Red-Top: A place where artists can tell their stories as they wish them to be told, without the imposition of editorial or commercial agendas.
  • Reportage: A website dedicated to publishing innovative international photojournalism and presenting challenging articles on the use and abuse of photography in today's media. This site continues the approach of the former print edition of Reportage magazine, which received critical acclaim between 1993 and 2000.
  • Revue: Revue.com is a magazine of images in the internet created by 10 independent photographers. The site presents a bimonthly theme,portfolios, black and white or color articles, guest photographers, journalists and writers.
  • The Digital Filmmaker: This Website is dedicated to the art of visual storytelling, uniting the worlds of the photojournalist, the video journalist and the independent digital filmmaker.
  • Themes: Themes is a bimonthly documentary photography magazine.
  • Trolley Books: Specializing in photography and art books, TROLLEY has established itself as an innovative and exciting imprint recognized for diverse and often daring range of projects, its high quality of production and design, and most of all for its commitment.
  • Warshooter: A Portal for Photojournalists Covering Conflict, Crisis & Disaster
  • ZoneZero: Dedicated to photography. Its name intends to be a metaphor for the journey from analog to digital image making.

Print on Demand Sites

Product Creation

How to Write a Book Using a Blog

Pat’s ebook is the best I have seen on how to pull a book, ebook or regular book, together using a blog.

Product Tutorials

• iMovie 11, learn from Apple’s site http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/
• Final Cut Express, learn from Apple’s site, http://www.apple.com/support/finalcutexpress/
• Final Cut Pro, learn from Apple’s site, http://www.apple.com/support/finalcutpro/
• Final Cut Studio, learn from Apple’s site, http://www.apple.com/support/finalcutstudio/
• Microsoft Windows MovieMaker
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx

Screen Capture Videos
Making video right from your computer with no camera

  • Computer Based Screen Capture

• ScreenFlow, Mac http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/
• Camtasia Studio, Windows http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/

  • Web Based Screen Capture

Screenr.com http://screenr.com/
• Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing/

Stock Music
RoyaltyFreeMusic.com http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com
IStockPhoto.com http://www.istockphoto.com/
Gettyimages.com/music https://secure.gettyimages.com/Music
• The music in iMovie on your Mac

Stock Photo

To Keep Up and Learn about Social Media

Mashable.com http://mashable.com/
• Chris Brogan, writes on all things social media, running a small business, http://www.chrisbrogan.com/

Travel resources

  • Centers for Disease Control: Provides information by country on the vaccinations needed for visitors.
  • Cheap International Calls I : Try Skype, a web resource for free international calls.
  • Cheap International Calls II: Vonage's website. Vonage provides reasonably priced internet/broadband calling. Cheaper than calling Kenya on your cell!
  • CIA World Factbook: A current resource on any country's political system, economy, population, demographics, religion, and other details. Includes a reference map and flag.
  • Currency Converter: A web resource to determine what your money's worth once you cross the border.
  • Distance Calculator from InfoPlease: Calculate the distance, as the crow flies, between any two parts of the world. This website also has a variety of information about all sorts of topics such as an almanac, a dictionary and a thesaurus.
  • GMT: Find out what GMT stands for and how it affects you.
  • Holt Rinehart and Winston World Atlas: Comprehensive electronic maps of the world.
  • The Population Reference Bureau: The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
  • World Press Review - World Maps: Worldpress.org provides an understanding of the information that shapes opinions and views in other societies. As the world becomes more globally interdependent, it is vital for Americans to understand that what is happening outside the United States has a direct impact on their lives and their country. Our goal is to foster a globally engagd citizenry, which acts not only in its own country's interest, but also in the interests of the world community.
  • World Time Zones: Find out what time it is in any country across the world.

Video Distribution/Sharing Sites

YouTube.com http://www.youtube.com
TubeMogul.com http://www.tubemogul.com/
• Blip.tv http://blip.tv/
Vimeo.com http://vimeo.com/
• UStream.tv http://www.ustream.tv/
• DailyMotion http://www.dailymotion.com/us

Web/Blogging/Social Media

Blog Platforms
• Blogger https://www.blogger.com/start
• Wordpress, free.com or paid.org http://wordpress.org/
• Tumbler http://www.tumblr.com/

Post it once, send to multiple blogs, facebook, twitter etc, sites
• Posterous https://posterous.com/

Single Subject Posting Sites
• HubPages http://hubpages.com/
• Squidoo Pages http://www.squidoo.com/

Photo Sharing Sites
• Flickr http://www.flickr.com/
• Picassa, Google site http://picasaweb.google.com

Social Media
• Linkedin for professional contacts http://www.linkedin.com
• Facebook http://www.facebook.com
• Twitter http://www.twitter.com
• Google+ https://plus.google.com

Workshops and Tools

  • American Press Institute's "The Journalist's Toolbox": American Press Institute's "The Journalist's Toolbox."
  • Momenta Workshops: Momenta strives to elevate and support the community of visual journalists and artists around the world.
  • Photo Nights For Charity: A photography lecture series for charity blog.
  • Poynter Online: Everything you need to be a better journalist.
  • PRX: Post your radio spots on this radio stock agency.
  • Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
  • State Department Foreign Press Centers: This site provides foreign journalists resources for reporting on American society and culture.
  • Strobist: A blog on learning how to light.
  • The New York Public Library: Provides access to hundreds of historic and current digital images.
  • The Pulitzer Prizes: History, information and recepitents of the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Visual Edge: A premiere multiple media workshop for photojournalists and their reporting colleagues.

Writing on photography

  • Actuality Inc.: Website of photographer Charles Harbutt.
  • Martin Parr’s (Magnum Photos) preface to History of the Photobook - vol. 2 is a good example of a photographer who can write.
  • Susan Sontage "On Photography"
  • Why People Photograph (Paperback) by Robert Adams
  • Winogrand, Figments from the real world (Paperback) by John Szarkowski (Author)
 

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