Painting sound pictures for listeners is a skill that takes practice, much like making real pictures with photojournalism.
May 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Briggs 7
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“Don’t let obstacles become excuses“
Always be a curious journalist.
Even if you do not speak the language, find a way.
If your lead does not fit in a Twitter status, it’s too long.
February 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Briggs 6
Visual Storytelling with Photographs
Even if you don’t have aspirations of becoming an artist with a camera, as a journalist you should understand how digital photography works. Journalism without photographs is like writing without verbs.
More time leads to better photos. If you want to improve your photography skills, the first step is to find more time when you go out and shoot.
Presentation is all about first impressions. Photographs, and especially slide shows, can attract huge audiences online.
Taking good photographs is a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Often, reporters find themselves in the middle of something newsworthy or interesting, so basic photography skills are critical for anyone who considers himself or herself a journalist.
As a journalist for Patch.com, I have published many slide shows. Here is an example of one of my published slide shows.