Gary Hershorn

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Should the Media Publish Photos of Gun Violence?

As the U.S. grapples with yet another mass shooting at a school – this time 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 …


Self-Portrait with Ethan and Dad

Interesting Facebook Video<p>It’s hard to explain how unusual Japan is! I mean, I love all the quirkiness, and I thought this video was quite …

Travel Photography

“I’m a fund manager. One of my employees stole millions from my clients. He hid it from me for almost two years. He was working with a broker to create fake transactions. He disappeared when I discovered the scheme. I could call the police but it would be all over the press, and I’d never get another client. I could declare bankruptcy but I’m not a coward. So I’m trying to pay my clients back the initial amount they invested. I sold my other business. I sold two houses and a car. That’s why I’m taking trains and online taxis. Some of my clients feel sorry for me. Most of them are angry. A few hate me. All of them keep calling. I tell them to give me time, but they keep calling. I’m smoking four packs of cigarettes a day because of the stress. I’ve got to find fresh money. If I can get new clients, then I can slowly repay the old ones with the profits that I make. But all of them want their money now.” (Jakarta, Indonesia)


“Several years ago my father used our house for collateral on a business loan. When things fell apart, we lost everything. My dad got depressed and fell sick. My mother was backed into a corner. She had four young children but no income. At the time she was a very feminine housewife. But she asked our neighbors to teach her how to farm. Then she convinced our landlord to let her plant an empty field. He told her, ‘If you can make it yield anything, we’ll split the profits.’ It didn’t succeed right away. There were a lot of pests. Some of the crops dried out. But my mother harvested whatever was left, and it was enough to support our family. She cut off her hair during this time. She got very muscular. She worked all day in the fields but still found time to make sure we went to school. If my brothers and I ever started crying, she’d tell us: ‘If I’m strong enough to do this, you’re strong enough to go to school.’” (Jakarta, Indonesia)


“I tried to pick my wife up from her religious group one night, but her friends told me that she’d left with someone else. She told me the guy was just a friend. But over the next few months, I started to hear more and more things. Somebody saw her coming out of a hotel with another man. Then a few weeks later I discovered them on a beach together. Then finally I came home early one day and found them in my house. I was heartbroken. Because I really did love her. I left town immediately after the divorce because I didn’t want to be reminded of the heartbreak. I’ve lived in Jakarta for three years now. I have my own shop. I’ve saved a lot of money. I’m doing better than I ever have before. My plan was to become successful and win my wife back, but my daughter tells me that she’s already remarried. So I’m hoping to meet someone else. One of my customers was left by her husband. She also has older children. We’ve been talking on the phone a lot lately.” (Jakarta, Indonesia)


Will moving to radio put a strain on what makes The Daily work so well as a podcast?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 152, published February 20, 2018.<p><b>Crossing over.</b> In case you missed it: The Daily is heading to public radio, and there’s a lot to talk about. Last Tuesday, The New York Times announced that it’s working with American Public Media to …


Street Portraits with an Olympus E-M1  by Christian Delbert

Street Portraits with an Olympus E-M1 by Christian Delbert Hello Steve! Living in the Boston area, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to take …


The Ties That Bind

St. Petersburg, Florida-based photographer Lindsey Stigleman had always envisioned a photo shoot like this one but hadn’t come across the right …

Canon EF

Need to Know: Feb. 20, 2018

<i>Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism</i><p>But did you know: <b>Facebook executive Rob Goldman apologizes</b> …

John Oliver

Project 2k18

Hey hey! Thanks for dropping by Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider today. I’m Dave Williams and this week I’m going to talk to you about the importance …

Project Management

Netizen Report: In Leaked Docs, European Commission Says Tech Companies Should Self-Regulate on Harmful Speech

<i>The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.</i>In the …


MetricShift Survey: Newsroom Leaders’ Top Priority Is Audience Growth

What does the media metrics profession look like in 2018? How are editors and other newsroom leaders responding to seismic shifts in how audiences …


E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: February 20, 2018

<i>Each week, we curate the top stories of the week in e-books and self-publishing. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox.</i>• Business …

With a year of guides to a better life, The New York Times hopes to convert more readers to subscribers

Do you want to make the world a better place? Would you like a how-to guide for that?<p>The New York Times is seizing on its audience’s “constant thirst for self-improvement,” in the words of Sara Bremen Rabstenek, the Times’ reader experience product director. The Times is creating a series of guides …


Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Feb. 20 Edition

<i>Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people – with a focus on digital training. We’ll</i> …


Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Feb. 20 Edition

<i>Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced</i> …


Shopping in Osaka

Common Tourist Scams<p>I usually waste a bit of time each day on Reddit, but it turns out that it’s not always a waste of time! I found this cool …

Travel Photography

Skylum Luminar 2018 Review

It has only been one year since Macphun released the original version of Luminar, but much has happened this past year. For one, Macphun has changed …


How to Make More Money with Fine-Art Print Sales

As professional photographers, it is our job to capture the moments ours clients hire us for. It is also our job to create one-of-a-kind heirloom …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Shooting Concerts with the very capable Leica Q by Justin Press

Shooting Concerts with the very capable Leica Q by Justin Press Hello Steve! I finally got a chance to enter into the world of Leica with the Q. Yes …

Leica Q-series

Leica M10 in Southern Italy Part 2 by Dan Bar


How to Create Custom Print Layouts in Lightroom Classic (with Free Downloadable Templates)

Happy Monday, everybody. I think I’ve got a good one for ya today (plus a free downloadable print template for you, too). It’s how to create a custom …


Some Favorites from Paris!

A Special Paris video for Passport members!<p>You may remember I did another special Paris video a few months ago. Well, I decided to make another one, …

Travel Photography

Are news publishers directly liable for embedding tweets that contain images not created by that tweeter?

News publishers will now be thinking twice before embedding in articles a certain viral tweet that contains a “full color image” of Tom Brady and Danny Ainge, taken in 2016. In fact, any publisher embedding any tweets containing content that might not be original to the tweeter now has at least …


Here’s how Google is thinking about surfacing paywalled news organizations in search

Hey, Google — how do we solve the news industry’s various revenue problems?<p>Google gave a preview of some features it’s been working on and thinking about regarding its support for subscription news organizations at its Digital News Initiative Summit on Thursday (on the same day it also rolled out a …

Digital Advertising

What strategies work best for increasing trust in local newsrooms? Trusting News has some ideas

After six months of investigating thousands of disciplinary cases in dozens of police departments around Cincinnati, Scripps TV station WCPO was almost ready to share its findings on air and online. But the team decided to add one more thing to their to-do list: an on-air segment and online letter …


Should we consider fake news another form of (not particularly effective) political persuasion — or something more dangerous?

The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed.<p>“Most forms of political persuasion seem to have little effect at all.” Dartmouth’s …


GroundSource switched from an email newsletter to a SMS newsletter and actually got responses

Want to connect with and update audience. Spend time perfecting email newsletter. Ask subscribers for responses. Receive zero responses. Sound familiar?<p>This is the trap into which GroundSource, a platform known for its messaging-based engagement tools (now also offered to newsrooms as part of the …


The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make listening a little more interactive (but not interruptive)

Sometimes, the podcast isn’t enough. Or to put it differently, it’s so good you want to find out even <i>more</i>.<p>While binging on the S-Town podcast last year, the first thing I did after one episode was search the Internet for more about the central character John McLemore, in hopes of finding a picture …


Newsonomics: 11 questions the news business is trying to answer in 2018

No, the saga of the Los Angeles Times isn’t the only story in the newspaper world. It’s just that in its breathtaking oddness, it consumed the beginning of our year. Let’s begin with one question about the future of the Times, but then move on to other early-in-the-year questions that may tell us …