Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

Univ. of Calif. pays to settle seized photographer’s lawsuit

UC Berkeley police also will change procedures, undergo training as part of settlement with photographer arrested at violent protest in 2009.

White House, press photogs agree on new plan

Washington Post reports that press office, White House Correspondents’ Association decide to allow one news photographer to take pictures of the president during major speeches.

AP lifts brief ban on Pentagon photos after assurances

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press has lifted its suspension on the use of photos provided by the U.S. military after the Pentagon assured the news cooperative that it would avoid distributing altered images to the news media.
The temporary ban that ended Nov. 21 was imposed last week after the Army released a digitally manipulated photo [...]

Correction: MLB credentials criteria

CORRECTION: An article appearing April 23 on this site about talks between Major League Baseball and journalism organizations should have said only that the Associated Press Sports Editors issued a statement saying Major League Baseball “has delivered a credential agreement that may be satisfactory to the majority of the APSE’s membership.” The American Society of [...]

No pictures of dead Katrina victims, FEMA asks

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked the news media to refrain from photographing bodies of people killed in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, the Reuters news agency reported this week.
FEMA, which heads the rescue operations, refused journalists’ requests to be allowed to ride on rescue boats searching flooded areas for storm survivors and victims, [...]

NYC transit photo ban proposal draws skepticism

First Amendment experts question the constitutionality and wisdom of proposed rule changes that would ban unauthorized photography and videorecording on subways and trains owned and operated by the New York City Transit Authority and other area subways. Transit officials counter that the ban protects public and passenger safety.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of [...]

When judges act as editors, public loses out

Trial judges, we’re too frequently reminded, make lousy newspaper editors.
As 2001 came to a close, a flurry of trial court decisions confirmed the year would be another dismal one for press freedoms. While the decisions stretch from coast to coast and involve a variety of different circumstances, all feature judges unable to resist the temptation [...]

Photojournalists call for balance, compassion in news coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Photojournalists must balance the rights of the press, the rights of photography subjects and the right of the public to know, photojournalists said in a Feb 26 panel discussion on photography and the First Amendment.
Sponsored by Cheekwood Art Museum and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, the discussion was [...]