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Newsweek Ends 80-Year Run With Hashtag

04 February 2013
Published in Industry News

In a poignant statement about the fate of print publications worldwide in the last few decades, the once-venerable Newsweek magazine published its final print edition on Dec. 31, 2012, with a hashtag that read “#LastPrintIssue”.

The final cover also features a historic black-and-white photograph of the former Newsweek Building in New York City, with the tower’s old Newsweek logo...

Chris Hondros: 1970-2011

26 May 2011
Published in Passages

Getty Images photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Chris Hondros was killed by a rocket while covering the forefront of Libyan rebel combat this past April. He was 41 years old.

Throughout his career, Hondros was often entrenched in the center of international conflicts, working at sites in...

Photo-heavy Magazines Suffering from Economy

23 February 2010
Published in Industry News

Ad revenue for magazines has plummeted in the past year across the nation, affecting both small publications and large media corporations. Coupled with decreased print readership, this shift in magazine trends equates to layoffs, fewer pages, mergers and closures.

According to Mediaweek Monitor, the hardest hit publications are photo-centric magazines such as American Photo, with a 59 percent difference in ad pages from the same time last January; Skiing...

Stanford Acquires Menuez Collection

07 October 2005
Published in Industry News

The Stanford University Libraries have acquired the complete archive of photographer Douglas Menuez, which encompasses his editorial photojournalism and fine-art documentary work as well as recent advertising projects. Most significant, the library believes, is the inclusion of more than 250,000 negatives documenting the growth of Silicon Valley.

Menuez's rise to prominence began as an intern at the Washington Post, followed by assignments for national publications including Time, Newsweek and Life. Through the course of his career, his social documentary work covered the famine in Ethiopia, the destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, drug wars and several presidential campaigns. He won numerous awards...

NPPA Decries Newsweek's Retouched Stewart Cover

04 July 2005
Published in Industry News

The National Press Photographers Association has condemned Newsweek magazine's use of an altered photograph of Martha Stewart on its March 7 cover, calling it a major ethical breach. Stewart's head had been superimposed upon the body of a model who was photographed separately in a Los Angeles studio.

Despite the fact that Newsweek ran a page 3 disclaimer calling the cover image an illustration, the association is concerned that the average reader will not realize that Stewart's body does not appear in the photograph...

Josef Scaylea: 1913-2004

10 October 2004
Published in Passages

Josef Scaylea, one of the Seattle Times’ most recognized photographers, died on July 20 of natural causes, at the age of 91.

The son of Italian immigrants, Scaylea was born Josef Scaglia on a Connecticut farm in 1913. He attended a photography school in New York, then put his newly-polished skills to work in corporate and trade publications. After serving as an army photographer in the Pacific during World War II, he settled in Seattle. He was hired by the Seattle Times and spent the next 35 years...

Leni Riefenstahl, 1902-2003

25 March 2004
Published in Passages

Leni Riefenstahl died on Sept. 8, 2003, in Poecking, Germany, a few weeks after her 101st birthday. Following a knee injury that ended her career as a dancer, Riefenstahl turned to film, gaining fame as an actress, director, producer and reporter. Her documentary "Triumph des Willens," named after the 1934 Reich Party Congress in Nuremberg, garnered her gold medals in Venice in 1935 and at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937. In subsequent years, however, the film was widely condemned...