A Letter To CJR on Use of CC Flickr Images

Hi, I'm photojournalist who occasionally write on media issues revolving around photographer rights. I also co-host a podcast that discusses topics in photojournalism called Around The Lens. I'm curious if you have a statement on using unpaid photographers from Flickr for illustrations on your articles? I'm also interested on your thoughts as medi...
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From the Archives: Deepwater and Deep Memories.

Take It from Me Obama, Get the Pre-nup, We've been screwed before. Chairman of BP, Carl-Henric Svanberg: “And we care about the small people. I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care. But that is not the case indeed, we care about the small people.” Like a lover who really wants to believe that their h...
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Around the Lens Podcast Episode 13

It's not often that you hear from the people that make the photos and video that go along with the news stories that you read. Photojournalists are a relatively silent group, usually loners (like me) who drop in take their shots and get out to file with their news organization as soon as possible. The few times you even read what we're thinking com...
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Photographing Sarah Palin and Donald Trump... Separately.

As I'm sure that every person connected to the internet now realizes - Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump. I've weirdly had the chance to photograph both of them in very odd environments... odd at least for me. Back in 2010, while I was working on a film about Alaskan politics Sarah Palin was rumored to be speaking at a 9/11 Remembrance Rally i...
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Columbia Students Protest Low Campus Wages

Wednesday, Oct 28th about 30 students, teachers and allies took to the steps of Columbia University's provost office to have their voices heard. Living in NYC is expensive - especially when you're spending most of your time doing school work. Students told stories of having to make daily decisions of paying rent and eating - which is why they are d...
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