“Chris and Tim are at sea now, heading toward Benghazi, which means, in the indirect but solemn ways that the fallen travel from battlefields, that they are heading home.”
via THE GUN by C.J. Chivers.
As for me, I don’t have a lot of grief in me for this, just anger. Undirected, unfocused anger.
If you have any ideas about who I should be angry at about this, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
Daniel Sato is one of a circle of photojournalists I met at San Jose State University while I was spending a lot of time there working on my (still-but-not-for-long) unfinished graduate degree.
Now that whole crew has spread out from the Bay Area across the country and in at least two cases, into Southeast Asia.
Here’s Daniel’s latest post about his work for a school in Bali. The looks-like-fun experimental flip book audio slideshow is embedded below as a video:
When was the last time you made journalism that looked like this much fun?
Go out and play…
Um, this gives me the chills. Capa and the Spanish Civil War and the question of the falling soldier.
Robert Capa’s Lost Negatives – The New York Times
Not my favorite subject matter to say the least, but an immersive-obsessive approach to storytelling nevertheless.
The Whale Hunt / A storytelling experiment / by Jonathan Harris
I didn’t hear about this until I saw it on Diggnation, so forgive me if I’m late to the party, but this is a wi-fi enabled SD card for your camera. Got that? For any camera that takes an SD card.
Eye-Fi: How One Little Chip Will Change the Way You Share Pictures – Wired
SJSU photojournalism student Diana Diroy shares her reflections on a long Chips Quinn internship at the Oakland Tribune — in an audio slideshow.
A Chipster’s Experience – Diana Diroy
News from San Jose State’s J-School:
- Kyle Hansen is skipping town, headed for Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive to work with Rob Curley. The Spartan Daily’s loss is internology’s gain.
- SJSU is hosting an NPPA Flying Short Course in October. Daniel Sato is furiously wrangling multimedia shooters behind the scenes to set up an awesome program.
- I take full
responsibility blame for the completely inappropriate title on Daniel’s blog post that closes with the following incredibly intriguing announcement:
“The San Jose State photojournalism department will be holding multimedia workshops during the two summer sessions each year. Each session will be three weeks and will take place in a foreign country. The kicker, as if working on stories abroad was not enough, is that our school has two partners in this project. The Mercury News and National Geographic will each be sending either a photographer or an editor for one week to assist students as they learn multimedia storytelling techniques.”
The moral of the story: This is a really good time to be a J-School student at San Jose State University.*
*Disclaimer: I have every reason to be kissing up to certain faculty members right now, but really, I mean it!
Daniel Sato is enjoying himself at his internship – shooting lots of video from the looks of it. Of this set, the turtle bit is my favorite.
Latest three videos — Photojournalism From A Student’s Eye
“The second in many festivals in the St. Cloud area. The soundslides wasn’t part of the assignment, but I thought I would try and get some practice in.” – That’s right – some of us do this just for fun.
Waite Park Family Fun Festival – Daniel Sato
Fisking myself in advance: I mentioned in a podcast recorded last night that some photographers were byline-striking over being asked to learn video; it’s actually over reporters shooting stills and video. Which is one notch less dumb.
Photojournalists at ‘The Sun’ Launch Protest ‘Strike’ – E&P