December 13, 2002

Goodbye photojournalism

AP reports:

"The University of Texas, alma mater to a dozen Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, may cut its undergraduate photojournalism program to focus on studies that emphasize video and other new media."

"The proposal was prompted because of changes in the news industry, especially a growing appetite for online news. there are fewer jobs for photojournalists who take only still pictures, while there is greater need for photographers who can also shoot video and edit digital images and videos for Web sites and other media."

What next? Eliminating in-depth reporting classes because of the blurbifying of news?

 More "You have the potential of losing the journalism part of the photography," he said. "You don't manipulate photos. You don't alter photos. You don't, at times, run the best photo because the best photo may not tell the story accurately."

Posted by Tim Porter at December 13, 2002 02:45 PM