The Digital Journalist – July 2005

A bit late this month, but Dirck Halstead the July 2005 edition The Digital Journalist is out.
It has plenty to read, including a good article on the emergence of “citizen-journalists” armed with camera phones.

Photojournalism history was made last week. For the first time, both The New York Times and the Washington Post ran photos on their front pages made by citizen-journalists with camera phones.

As I was snapping the sunset in Kinsale last night with my cumbersome 20D, swapping lenses, and swearing when I realised I had left my second memory card at home, someone else got out of their car, hopped up on the ditch and pointed their phone to the west. Somehow I can’t imagine it matched my 300mm zoom, but the future is now!

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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