Is Photojournalism dead?


flipfreak

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just finished an article by Neil Burgess, a founder of Magnum in London.

http://www.epuk.org/Opinion/961/for-gods-sake-somebody-call-it

not too sure abt the other countries around the world but it is pretty similar to what is happening here i think. not sure where or what the inspiring pj can do in a few years time.
 

dingaroo

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Since citizen journalism through blogging is now pretty common, is a PJ still needed?
 

clioboy

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all we need is stomp..;p






and tat is so :cry:
 

krishna91

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Independent photojournalism is on the rise.
 

Octarine

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Since citizen journalism through blogging is now pretty common, is a PJ still needed?
Did I miss the irony tags in 'citizen journalism'? :bsmilie:
Ok, let's be fair .. in can work and grow in the right environment. But 'st*mp' is a weed hard to kill.
 

Octarine

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it has evolved into stomp? :sweat:
No, stomp is like weed. It shows that something can exists, but the real things have yet to grow :)
Imho, journalism implies a quality level. It's more than just crying over spilled milk and poking at shallow emotions. The revealings about NKF is something I'd consider as real journalism :thumbsup:
In other countries journalism is also called 'the 4th power', next to the 3 usual powers in every country. But power requires responsibility, something that stomp's 'feeders' will never take up.
 

Reportage

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depends on the quality of the press and variety available.

Thing is, other then SPH and Mediacorp...not much work for photo journalists.

A lot of event pictures are either from AP or AFP and the reports are from wired agencies as far as i know.

One independent news would be Red Sports. They do mostly local but the report/pic is first hand.
 

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An drew

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This is sad. Real sad. Long live wedding photographers!
 

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