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Journalism 2300: News Photography. Week Ten April 4, 2011. Announcements. Lake Voice needs photos! Writing Club meets this week Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Humanities 403. PIZZA will be served. The two speakers: Steve Kinney, a corporate writer/editor for ALLETE

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Journalism 2300:News Photography

Week Ten

April 4, 2011


  • Lake Voice needs photos!

  • Writing Club meets this week

    • Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Humanities 403. PIZZA will be served.

    • The two speakers:

      • Steve Kinney, a corporate writer/editor for ALLETE

      • Cheryl Reitan, the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for UMD

To be a better photographer…

…you need to take a lot of photos!

The week in pictures

  • MSNBC:


Major Assignment V: Spot News

  • Due: NOON on Friday, April 15

  • Capture a spot news event:

    • Fires

    • Crimes

    • Accidents

    • Weather!

      • Doesn’t have to be bad weather …

Spot news ideas

  • Public construction projects

    • Need to get background information

  • Other ideas?

  • Duluth Shipping News

  • Feature photograph: find news hook

  • Flood photos

  • Nature: waterfalls

  • Pub crawl

  • Hockey riots

Sports Photographs

  • Good variety of shots

  • Remember:

    • Sideline shots often as strong as action

  • Lighting the biggest challenge!

    • A lot of soft focus shots

Catcher Shauna Bardnitz of Nazarath College hits a ball toward the College of St. Benedict's third-baseman Kristen Herges in a non-conference softball game on March 16. St. Benedict won the game 2-0 to continue a three game winning streak at Oseola Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.

Sr. Cortez Ham (34) of Central/Denfeld High School meets Jr. Austin Pohlin (33) of Grand Rapids at the hoop at the St. Luke’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine All-Star Game held at Duluth East High School on March 29. The top High School boys basketball players from the Duluth area and the Iron Range played against each other. A 3-point and dunk competition preceded the game.

Freshman goalie Aaron Crandall allows a goal during warmups for the UMD Bulldogs prior to the opening playoff game versus St. Cloud State University on March 11. The Bulldogs won the game 4-2 and wrapped up the series with a 3-2 overtime win the next night. The Bulldogs next play Notre Dame on April 7 in the NCAA Frozen Four.

Catherine Hazelroth rides Leos Little Uno while participating in a cutting clinic on March 19 at Janssen Performance Horses in Rush City, Minn.  The object of cutting is to separate a cow from the herd for a short period of time, and the rider and horse are judged. 

Krystal Lewis and Katie Jones try to hold off Kristine Lindgren, Angela Bode, and Katie Miller from running passed them scoring a touchdown for their team at the annual PowderPuff flag football game between the sororities of Gamma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Sigma on March 22 at the UMD Griggs Field. Gamma Sigma Sigma won with a victory of 27-18.

Dylan Ice defends the point guard during an intramural basketball game Wednesday night in the Romano gym.  Ice's team won the game 54-48.

UMD Junior Brent Lundgren leaps over a hurdle with ease at track practice Mar 30. The Men's Track team will compete against Hamline this Saturday in St. Paul.

The dance lines called the dreamettes, dreamgirlz, dreamsquad and dreamteam, from dreamdance Academy, came together to perform a jazz dance to the song "Vain" at the UMD Dance Show on March 26. The UMD Dance Team performs at this show along with outside dance lines from dance studios around Duluth. The ticket proceeds from the show help the UMD Dance Team pay for their trip to the national competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. The national competition will start on April 7.

UMD Senior , Logan Hunt uses the gym in the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth to practice his basketball skills on Mar. 29.

Kris Larson (left) and Matt Strand (right) watch from the bench as their hockey team The Warmers sponsored by Wally MaCarthy's of Forest Lake compete in the Lake Hockey Tournament at the Forest Lake 2nd Annual FLake Festival on Feb. 19.

Andy Heffele sits on the UMD Maloksy Stadium football field to lace up his spikes before beginning track practice on March 31. Heffele is a sophomore on the UMD Men's Track team this year.

Luke Mulvaney from the WJKA intermural volleyball team leaps for the spike on March 31.

Justin Bohmert warms-up for league bowling with a practice roll at Skyline Lanes in Hermantown on March 31.

Despite the snowy weather conditions, Derek Janisch begins his morning run up Twelfth Avenue on April 1. 

A group of UMD students paddling through ice flows on Lake Superior during the "Iceberg Kayaking Event" on March 31. 

Alex Muller eyes up his next shot on March 2 at the Duluth Minn. Curling Club. Alex says he participates in the intramural sport as often as he can.

Intermural broomball teams play at the UMD rec-center on Feb. 22.  Broomball is one of the many intermural programs played by UMD students and is one of the fastest growing.

Senior football standout Isaac Odim positions himself to volley a serve back over the net during an intermural game Thursday night.

Freshman track athlete Erin Jennings leaps over the hurdles on March 31 during a team practice at Malosky Stadium.

Luke Malvaney, a senior at the University of Minnesota Duluth, jumps up to spike the ball in an intramural volleyball game March 31 in the Sports and Recreation Center at UMD.

Chapter 10: Covering the Issues

  • Photojournalists can bring about change

    • Dorothea Lange: Depression

    • Carol Guzy: Haiti, Sudan, Somalia

    • Nick Ut: Vietnam napalm screaming little girl

  • Jacob Riis: NYC slum conditions

  • Lewis Hine: Child laborers

Nursing homes: A case study

  • San Jose Mercury News investigates elderly abuse

    • How to photograph?

    • Background information

  • Generations under the influence

    • Pages 208-211

  • Helpers in the war on AIDS

    • Pages 213-214

Let’s brainstorm local issues

  • Bullying in the schools

  • Unemployment

  • Housing – foreclosures

  • Homelessness

  • Redistricting

  • Rental issues

  • Veterans

Chapter 11: Photo Story

  • Era of modern photo story

    • W. Eugene Smith for Life magazine

  • Finding stories:

    • Personal experience

    • Assignments

    • Topical trends

Major Assignment VI: Photo Story

  • Developing a photo story on a specific theme:

    • Editorial essay portraying a particular point of view

    • OR

    • A documentary that neutrally captures a lifestyle, place or issue

  • Five photographs due NOON on Friday, April 29

Picture story has a theme

  • Not a collection of pictures on a topic

  • Test theme with a headline:

    • No theme if these headlines work:

      • “All you ever want to know about…”

      • “A day in the life...”

      • “Aspects of …”

      • “Scenes from…”

    • Examples from book:

      • “Every Day is Father’s Day:” page 132

      • “Generations under the influence:” pages 208-11

      • “Final Salute:” pages 58-59

    • Find a newspeg

Types of people stories

  • The well known

    • People magazine grew out of Time section

  • Little known but interesting

  • Little known but representative

    • One person as an example of a trend

      • “Never too old for love”

    • One person representing an abstract topic

      • One person living on the streets: homelessness

Visual consistency

  • Photos interact in a print layout

    • Same person

    • Same object or place

    • Mood, theme, perspective

Narrative storytelling

  • Stories have common structure:

    • Complication, resolution

  • Compelling photo story also need action that can be photographed

    • Woman in a wheelchair: complication

    • If tries to walk, potential narrative photo story

    • Showing struggle a possible resolution

    • Photos walking alone completes story

Complication, resolution combined

  • Boston fire: pages 36-37

  • Annie Wells’ story of breast cancer: pages 240-43

  • Motel dad: pages 254-59

Natural Narratives

  • Hostage situation: p. 30

  • A deadly search for missing soldiers: pages 288-91

  • Sports story: female boxer, page 239

  • Health-related stories

Comparing documentary and photo essay to narrative story

  • Editorial essays: A point of view

    • Highs, lows of alcoholism

    • Development in western states

    • American gun culture

  • Documentaries

    • Remain neutral; let viewers judge for themselves

    • Documenting a lifestyle, place, issue

Let’s look at Pulitzer Prize winners….

Let’s brainstorm photo story ideas!

  • Take out a sheet of paper, and put your idea in the center

  • Draw spokes out for at least 5 other possible photographs

Let’s brainstorm photo story ideas!

  • Pass your photo idea to your right

  • Add another photo idea

  • Keep passing around, until all have added one idea

  • Now, discuss the ideas at your table

Assignment due Friday, April 9

  • Analysis of website photo galleries

  • Read Chapter 15 on Ethics for next week’s class

    • Possible in-class quiz

Day in Pictures

  • San Francisco Chronicle Web site at:


Let’s work on websites

  • Continue to work on your personal website for the final project

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