War Photography, Photographing the Dead, Kenneth Jarecke

An angry 28-year-old Jarecke wrote in American Photo in 1991: “If we’re big enough to fight a war, we should be big enough to look at it.”

The War Photo No One Would Publish - The Atlantic: "When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture...Hermanson found the idea of photographing the scene distasteful. When I asked him about the conversation, he recalled asking Jarecke, “What do you need to take a picture of that for?” Implicit in his question was a judgment: There was something dishonorable about photographing the dead. “I’m not interested in it either,” Jarecke recalls replying. He told the officer that he didn’t want his mother to see his name next to photographs of corpses. “But if I don’t take pictures like these, people like my mom will think war is what they see in movies.” As Hermanson remembers, Jarecke added, “It’s what I came here to do. It’s what I have to do.”..."

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Corporations, Content Production

Content Used to Be King. Now It’s the Joker.  — Medium"...Content production has become big business. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear from someone interested in whether I ever “do content.” The old adage “content is king” has been widely embraced by companies of various sizes and industries. Corporations realize the value of good writing and they’re willing to pay for it. Increasingly, they’re more willing to pay for it than advertising, which is more obviously promotional. Meanwhile, publishers are looking for ways to have more and more content (feeding the goat) for less money, because more content means more page views, which enables them to squeeze a few more drops of blood from the stone of online ad sales...." (read more at link above)

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Twitter, Facebook, Institutional News Accounts

Who’s behind that tweet? Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts » Nieman Journalism Lab: "On a typical day, The Wall Street Journal publishes about 500 or 600 stories. And with correspondents spread across the globe, those stories go up around the clock. To match the frenetic pace of publishing, the Journal employs social media editors in its New York, London, and Hong Kong bureaus to share Journal content on all its social channels. But the Journal has more than 80 institutional Twitter accounts, and only the main Journal Twitter brands, like @WSJ or @WSJD, are run manually by the editors. The rest are mostly automated, a feed of headlines."

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Immersive Journalism, Virtual Documentaries

Virtual Documentaries Try to Re-create Real-Life Drama | MIT Technology Review: "...De la Peña describes her work as “immersive journalism.” While the work is more challenging than traditional reporting—managing teams of animators, character designers, 3-D modelers, and sound designers—she insists that the medium draws upon the same skills and effort necessary for all strong journalism. “Source material captured at real events is necessary to really make these pieces work,” she says, “and that always takes a lot of time and effort whether you are using traditional news platforms or virtual reality.”...." (read more at link above)

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