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Photojournalism: telling a story with no words

Since photography was invented, we have been subjected to iconic photos representative of an endless variety of things. Read the full story

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New York Post subway death photo stirs controversy

The New York Post‘s decision to publish a photograph of a man struggling to climb out of a subway track moments before he was hit – and subsequently killed – by a train has sparked debate over whether the photographer was wrong to document the event. Read the full story

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Quote of the Week – 16/05/12

“You can’t photograph a flying bullet but you can capture genuine fear.” Read the full story

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The citizen, an eyewitness to the truth

Citizen journalists are, of course, nothing of the sort. They may well be citizens but rarely, if ever, journalists. Not for them the concentrated studies that led to their first understanding of the craft, or the ever deeper experience of using words and punctuation to convey a truth or at least a version of it. Read the full story

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G20 photographer wins damages

A photographer has been awarded £30,000 compensation after he was struck in the face by a police officer’s riot shield during the G20 protests last year. Read the full story

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Photographers celebrate ID pledge

Photographers will not be required to carry identification in the future, the home secretary has confirmed. Read the full story

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Police reminded they can’t stop photographers

A chief police officer has reminded forces across the country that they have no right to stop people taking pictures in public. Read the full story

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Saints incur wrath of media over snappers ban

Southampton Football Club has infuriated UK media outlets by banning photographers from its home games, reports Press Gazette. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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