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.

News photographer roughed up covering Nev. brush fire

Reno Gazette-Journal editor preparing formal complaint after Tim Dunn, 60, was forced to the ground and cited for obstruction.

Pa. student charged after taking pics of traffic stop

Attorney says photojournalism student was exercising his rights when he took photos outside his house, but Philadelphia police say Ian Van Kuyk and his girlfriend were arrested for other offenses.

Photojournalist, horse advocate can pursue media-access claim

9th Circuit says federal judge in Reno must re-examine whether U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s restrictions on press access to roundups are constitutional.

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.

Judge: Campus cops illegally searched journalist’s camera

BERKELEY, Calif. — A judge has ruled that the University of California police illegally searched the camera of a photojournalist covering a protest outside the chancellor's campus home, attorneys said yesterday.
Alameda County Superior Judge Yolanda Northridge on June 18 invalidated the search warrant used by UC Berkeley police to review photographs taken by David Morse [...]

Obama keeps reporters away from Dalai Lama meeting

WASHINGTON — For all of its talk about transparency, the White House shut out the press yesterday when President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama.
Instead, Obama met privately with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in the Map Room on the ground floor of the White House, far removed from reporters and photographers. Press secretary [...]

Military backs away from ban on photos of dead

NEW YORK — Military leaders in Afghanistan have backed off an attempt to ban news organizations embedded with the Army from photographing or videotaping images of U.S. personnel killed in the war.
But confusion remained about what photographers would be allowed to capture on the battlefield. The ban put in place by regional commanders at the [...]

Student journalist doesn’t have to turn over photos

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has ruled that a student photojournalist who witnessed a murder on a San Francisco street doesn't have to turn over his photos to police.
On July 15, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Tomar Mason ordered police to return photos seized from the San Francisco State University student's apartment. The man was [...]

Oakland Tribune photographer’s lawsuit dismissed

OAKLAND, Calif. — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Oakland filed by an Oakland Tribune photographer who said police violated his First Amendment rights when they stopped him from photographing a highway crash scene.
In an opinion issued June 2, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said photographer Ray Chavez had no [...]

News access issues concern press covering Obama

News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration yesterday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings.
Representatives from Obama's press office held a conference call with photo editors, who are concerned that the administration prefers distributing photos taken by a White House photographer in cases where photojournalists have been permitted [...]

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 [...]

Special officer suspended after arrest of cameraman

NEWARK, N.J. — A special police officer who arrested a television cameraman
covering a rally against violence was suspended without pay yesterday.
Brian Sharif was suspended hours after Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he was
“disgusted” and “disturbed” by the incident, which occurred on Oct. 26. The
incident is being investigated by the city.
Video showed Sharif placing CBS cameraman [...]

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 [...]

Colo. lawmaker censured for kicking newspaper photographer

DENVER — The Colorado House voted 62-1 yesterday to censure Rep. Douglas Bruce for kicking a newspaper photographer, saying Bruce “failed to uphold the honor and dignity” of the chamber.
It was the first censure in the history of the Legislature. The resolution said Bruce’s action reflected poorly on the state and criticized him for refusing [...]

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