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Journalists Report Deplorable Conditions Prior to Sochi Olympics

10 February 2014
Published in : Industry News

The Sochi Olympic Games have already begun with great fanfare, but according to those behind the scenes covering the global event, the conditions of the Olympic Village have been deplorable.

Reporters and photographers from around the world began to arrive last week and found...

White House Press Pool Protests Lack of Access to President

16 December 2013
Published in : Industry News

Tensions have been building in recent weeks between journalists in the White House press pool and President Obama's Press Secretary Jay Carney over a perceived reduction in photographic access to the President in the Oval Office and during overseas trips.

Earlier this month, following the President's trip to South Africa for the funeral of civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, photographers repeatedly questioned Carney about why they were denied access to...

Is Taking Pictures Worse Than Mopping Floors and Doing Dishes?

02 December 2013
Published in : Industry News

It's no secret that the photography profession has fallen on hard times of late, especially for those who work as photojournalists in the dying newspaper industry. But is it really worse than mopping floors and washing dishes?

According to a recent poll conducted by job-search website CareerCast.com and published in the Wall Street Journal, the noble profession of photography was...

PhotoMedia Wins 11th Consecutive APEX Grand Award, 12th Overall

05 August 2013
Published in : Industry News

For the 11th consecutive year, Communications Concepts, Inc. has honored PhotoMedia with its APEX Grand Award, repeating last year's recognition in the Best Overall Magazine or Journal, print, over 32-pages (for profit, small office) category.

The 2013 APEX Grand Award was for the entire Spring/Summer 2012 25th Anniversary issue, which featured a cover story on renowned photographer...

Muku Labs Debuts Wireless Smartphone Camera Trigger

17 July 2013
Published in : Industry News

Muku Labs, based in Hong Kong, has announced the release of what it calls the world’s first wireless, remote-controlled shutter release for smartphone cameras. The device was created for various iOS- and Android-based electronic devices.

Called the...

Facebook Introduces User Photo Comments

23 June 2013
Published in : Industry News

In another of the ever-expanding information-sharing features added by Facebook, the social networking giant has recently announced a global roll-out of a new feature that enables people to use images as "comments" to other people's Facebook posts.

According to a report from CNET, Facebook has added a new...

Instagram Adds Video Capability

21 June 2013
Published in : Industry News

The site that made the digital "selfie" portrait infamous has now added a new dimension to the instant sharing of images. Instagram has launched a video feature to its apps for iPhone and Android users.

Video clips of 3 to 15 seconds in length can now be added to...

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

01 June 2013
Published in : Industry News

A few months after the New York Times announced major staff reductions in its news gathering operations, The Chicago Sun-Times newspaper laid off its entire photography staff this week, including one Pulitzer Prize winner.

The Chicago paper said it will replace its...

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