The importance of photo‘s in news stories was something that was drilled into us in journalism school. A great, eye-catching photo draws the readers attention to your story. It also is an important component of the story-telling process as well. Consider the following –
Are any of these really the best photos for telling the story? I’ll assert that in a majority of instances, photo editors go out of their way to find the quintessential unflattering photo of the principal of the story to complement the author’s text.
And news outlets continue to be clueless as to the demise of their business.
Yes I’m on Instagram and I imagine that you are as well. Am I using it to it’s full potential? No. These tools appear to be good ones to have.
English: A collage of an image modified with 16 different Instagram filters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A children’s guide to splattered bugs.
What a great graphic (see below) for the start of the summer season. I’m sure as you return from your Memorial Day road trip this type of graphic will come in handy to keep the little ones occupied.
MEMORIAL DAY TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON “THE STRIP,” POPULAR AMUSEMENT AREA OF BAGNELL DAM. SHOPS, CARNIVAL RIDES… – NARA – 551324 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yes it’s Monday and Memorial Day and yet there’s been no woe is me, complaining of it yet again being Monday and how are we going to survive without copious amounts of coffee. I’d expect that any litany of woe for today will be related to how bad the traffic was on the return trip from what ever garden spot of the universe you’d decided to visit.
Simply another Monday around these parts with nothing special planned for the day. A day of writing is on tap to be sure. Some investigations into improving and updating the web site and other related matters as well will be on tap I’m sure.
Please drive safely on your return trip so that you might enjoy your upcoming short work week.
A children’s guide to splattered bugs: “
Excellent signage at a 76 gas station, via Telstar Logistics’ Instagram.
(Via Boing Boing.)
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Snapchat, an impermanent photo messaging application, soft launched a version for Android today. Co-founder Evan Spiegel tells me users have shared over 1 billion photos (“snaps”) on the iOS application.
See on techcrunch.com
I’ve started to use Instagram this week. I like it and yet it hasn’t wow’ed me yet.
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