Archive for August 30th, 2013

In a workshop on blogging today, I mentioned that photos make great blog material. Of course, writers (including me) need to remember to use photos, videos and other visual elements in our blogs (like I didn’t in this one). But I noted that some photojournalists have excellent blogs that revolve around visual content — sometimes all photos, sometimes the stories behind photos.

A photojournalist in the workshop asked me for some examples. I provided a few quick ones:

Digital First colleague John Strickler’s Strick’s Pics

My former Cedar Rapids Gazette colleagues’ Refocus blog

The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture

The New York Times’ Lens

Reuters’ Photographers Blog

Carmen Sisson’s blog

Jonah Kessel’s blog

NBC News’ Photoblog

Look, the staff visual blog of the York Daily Record

I knew I was overlooking some good ones, so I quickly crowdsourced this on Twitter:

Note that these are two separate blogs from the Toronto Star photojournalists and photo editors:

Here’s the link to the Darkroom.

What are some other photojournalism blogs that you like?

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I have spent most of this week at the Marin Independent Journal, working with new Editor Robert Sterling and his staff. Here are links and slides for some of the workshops I’ve led (the slides are from earlier workshops on the same topics and might have been updated or edited some for this workshop):

Links on social media:

Facebook engagement



Liveblogging sports

Twitter search

Using Twitter on breaking news

Other Twitter tips

Writing tight

Writing leads

Attribution and linking

Beat blogging

Telling the Truth and Nothing But

Slides on engagement and social media:


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