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Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator: Photos
Search 1.56 million historic newspaper photos using this free tool.

NPPA: Practical Advice About Covering High Profile News Stories
Some great tips in this Mickey Osterreicher piece about covering protests and elections.

Nieman Reports: Protest Photography Can Be a Powerful Tool For and Against Black Lives Matter

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to Photogrammetry Photography


Dart Center: Working with Traumatic Imagery
Dozens of best practices, resources and tips.

MediaShift: Advice for Journalists Working with Traumatic Imagery

Over-View
A map that contains thousands of free, high-res satellite images of the Earth.

Creative Commons rights-free image search
Search more than 300 million images that you can use without risk of being sued.

White House News Photographers Association

RTDNA: Cameras in Courts – A State-by-State Guide

iWatermark+ for iOS
Perfect for photojournalists who want to protect their photos. Add a watermark over your photos so people can’t steal them.

RCFP – Access to BodyWorn Camera Policies (U.S.)

The Right to Photograph In Public (U.S.)
Public recording of police general orders and policies from departments around the USA, court decisions etc.

Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator: Photos
Search 1.56 million historic newspaper photos using this free tool.

iWatermark+ for Android
Perfect for photojournalists who want to protect their photos. Add a watermark over your photos so people can’t steal them.

American Society of Media Photographers

Campus Guide to Copyright

Google Images: Reverse Image Search
Fact-check photos and see when they were first posted.

Video: How to Use Google Reverse Image Search

Reveal: Image Verification Assistant
Upload images to verify them. Tool is built by a joint team of engineers and investigators from CERTH-ITI and Deutsche Welle, trying to build a comprehensive tool for media verification on the Web. The Media Verification Assistant features a multitude of image tampering detection algorithms plus metadata analysis, GPS Geolocation, EXIF Thumbnail extraction and integration with reverse image search via Google.

VerExif
Pictures taken by digital cameras can contain a lot of information, like data, time and camera used. But last generation cameras and phones can add the GPS coordinates of the place where it was taken, making it a privacy hazard. You can be showing your home’s location to the world. Using this tool you can view and remove exif data online of your pictures without downloading any program.

Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer
Breaks down photos to show what photoshop work or alterations have been made. Also has a browser button to sort right off the page. Type in link or upload the photo from your desktop.

Metapicz
View metadata in a photo.

FotoForensics
Put in an image URL or drag a photo into this free tool to see how much editing has been done to it. Great for fact-checking fake photos.

Tineye
Similar to Google Image search. Fact-check photos.

API: How to Tell If a Photo is Fake
Great tips and video.

A Guide to Photogrammertry Photography

Photo Find app: Navigate to the exact place a photo was take

First Draft News: Guides to Verify Photos and Videos


These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.


Nieman Reports: Protest Photography Can Be a Powerful Tool For and Against Black Lives Matter

Seven Photojournalism Tips from Reuters’ Damir Sagolj
Great four-minute video of tips on approach. Heavy on international reporting.

Tagg.ly
Add tags to your photos.

PetaPixel
All things photojournalism and mobile. Gear, tutorials, trends and more.

Medium: Dressed for Excess: Gear for Covering Riots, Protests, Etc.

Guidelines to Help You with Copyright and Fair Use

Cambridge in Colour
Photography and learning tools.

IJNet: Eight Pitching Tips for Photojournalists

Remove.bg
Remove a background from a photo with this browser-based tool.

IJNet: Basics of Smartphone Photography

25 Longform Storytelling Platforms Every Photographer Should Know

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to Photogrammetry Photography

Atavist
Longform storytelling designs for WordPress. Great for photojournalists to show their work.

ONA: Journalism 360
Partnership with ONA, Google News Initiative and the Knight Foundation. It’s a global network of storytellers accelerating the understanding and production of immersive journalism. Their mission is to help news organizations, journalists, technologists, content creators and journalism educators experiment with all forms of immersive storytelling, including but not limited to 360 video, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality.

NPPA: Practical Advice About Covering High Profile News Stories
Some great tips in this Mickey Osterreicher piece about covering protests and elections.

Frontiers: Ethics Guidelines in Immersive Journalism

University of Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics: Drone Journalism
Download a full report on how newsrooms can build trust with audiences using drone journalism.

AP: Guide for Journalists in a World of Immersive 3-D Content

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to AR and XR in Journalism

Booz Allen Hamilton: Guide to Immersive Technology
A beginner’s guide to AR. Approach is from a marketing perspective but has some helpful resources for journalists. Download the guide for free.

13 Popular Tools for Online Photo Editing

IJNET: Seven Photo Editing Apps for Mobile Journalists

Time’s 100 Most Influential Photos

Buzzfeed News: Why BLM Protests Asked Journalists Not to Show Their Faces in Photos, Video

NPPA: Resources for Covering Political Conventions

You, the Citizen Photographer: Telling Visual Stories

The Ultimate Student Guide to Images

Photo Blog Stop
Full of great resources and tips. Good tutorials on Photoshop and photography.

Verified Pixel
Tool used to verify authenticity of photos.

iPhone Photography School
A great blog about shooting better photos with the iPhone. Tips, examples, interviews with photogs.

Journalism.co.uk: Photography Tips for Journalists

Smithsonian Open Access
Archive of thousands of historical, rights-free photos.

The Ultimate Guide to Designing Epic Social Media Images
Venngage page offers many great tips.

You the Citizen Photographer
Page outlines a book by the same name. Has more than 100 visual examples.

iPhoneography
Great blog about shooting photos, video and audio using your iPhone.

360 Panorama
Create 360 panorama photos with this app.

Mobile Tools for Photos

FamousPhotographers.net
Detailed biographies of 100s of famous photographers.

PBS: A Tribute to Our First Female Photojournalists

First Draft News: Free Guide to Verifying Photos and Videos

zReportage
Multimedia portal launched by Scott McKiernan that features a new in-depth socially concerned picture and text essay every Tuesday.

iPhoneography
Great blog about shooting photos, video and audio using your iPhone.

The Slot: The Nine Commandments of Caption Writing

Mobile Journalism Manual
The guide for reporters and newsrooms.

PicMonkey
Photo editing tool that runs in your browser.

Pablo: Engaging Social Images in 60 Seconds

Timeline Slicer
Build images for your Facebook timeline photo.

Provisi
Build photo collages in your browser!

Zentrick
Allows users to interact with video.

SPJ Training on Demand Video: Photography 101

Journalism.co.uk: 25 Best Photo and Video Apps

Tow Center panel examines consequences of using graphic imagery in news coverage

Getty Images Stock Photos Embed Tool
Embed photos into your story or blog rights-free.

Frank’s Photolist
Close to 20,000 photojournalists listed here.

Quick Instagram Search (QIS)
This tool from ProPublica helps you search for Instagram photos.

Gramblr
This tool lets you upload pics to Instagram from your desktop.

DesignModo: 9 Alternatives to Photoshop

Storybyte
App turns photos on your phone into cool story websites.

Freelance Photographers: How to Make an Online Portfolio
Some basic steps on how to set up a WordPress or Wix portfolio site.

Google Moon
Zoom in on areas of the moon. Works similar to Google Earth.

Before andAfter Photo Slider JQuery Plug-in
How to make the popular slider tool that works well for overhead shots from Google Earth (before/after a tornado).

British Journal of Photography

PetaPixel: 15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers
Good list of basic apps and tools from Ohio State’s Doug Haddix.

The Ultimate iPhone Photography Guide

Nine Black-and-White Photo Apps

Three Free Visual Storytelling iOS Apps

Fyuse
Build cool spatial photos.

EditorialPhoto.com

Advertising Photographers of America National

Error Level Analysis
Enter the web address of an online photo and this free site analyzes how much Photoshop work has been done to the photo.

ASMP: American Society of Media Photographers
Search a database of photographers. Dozens of links to stories and events relating to press photographers.

Muckrack: How to Take Better iPhone Photos

How to Take a Good iPhone Photo in the Dark

9 Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

United Press International: Most Iconic Pictures of the 20th Century/a>

Graphic and Links to Dozens of Cool Apps

Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps for Photojournalists

Media Storm
Brian Storm’s multimedia and photojournalism site.

Storehouse
An iPhone mobile creation & storytelling tool for photographers.

34 Video and Photo Apps

The Photo Society
Blog from a group of National Geographic contributing photographers.

PetaPixel: 15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers
Good list of basic apps and tools from Ohio State’s Doug Haddix.

Storybench: How to Pull Hashtagged Photos from Instagram to WordPress

The Ultimate iPhone Photography Guide

Nine Black-and-White Photo Apps

PhotographyBlogger.net

FilmicPro: Shooting iPhone Video
List of best practices and tips.

Mark Hancock’s Photojournalism Blog

Freelance Photographers: How to Make an Online Portfolio
Some basic steps on how to set up a WordPress or Wix portfolio site.

Mike Kane Photojournalism Blog
Based in Seattle.

Kobre Guide
Web’s best multimedia and video journalism.

World War II in Color
A great collection of rare photographs from WWII.

Blood and Honey
Photojournalist Ron Haviv went to Yugoslavia in 1991, intrigued by the nascent independence movement in one of the last countries still intact after the Cold War.

LIFE Magazine Covers and Photo Essays

Life Magazine’s Photos of the Year

DigitalJournalist: Ground Zero
A photog’s trip to Ground Zero in New York City for a small weekly newspaper.

Vincent Laforet Photography
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

Joel Sartore Photography
From the National Geographic photographer.

Gramfeed Instagram Search
Great tool. You can search by people, hashtag, location, etc.

10 New & Fresh iPhone Photography Apps

Dronestagram
Site for sharing drone photography.

Photo Marketing Association International

Naptha: Capture and Copy Text from Images
A great browser plug-in.

Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

Things Never to Say to or About a Photojournalist
Funny column from www.ronreason.com.

Photo News Network
Studies, business and law and other resources.

American Society of Media Photographers — Midwest Chapter

Smithsonian Wild
A photostream of animals and birds from around the world.

NASA Images Library

National Association of Photoshop Users

NPR Picture Show
Updated daily with photos from around the world.

Apollo 11 Image Library

Boston.com: The Big Picture
Amazing photojournalism from around the world

Photographers Index Database
Search a database of professional photographers. (Many are not photojournalists but commercial photographers.

University of Missouri Workshop
Workshops for documentary photography.

Mountain Workshops
Western Kentucky University workshops in documentary photography and picture editing.

OReilly Digital Media
A digital photography tips site that includes a weblog.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Hundreds of online photos/paintings, etc.

Emphas.is
Crowdsourced funding for photojournalism projects, similar to Spot.us.

Reportage
An online e-zine of photojournalism.

Design Reviver: 35-Plus Photoshop Mistakes
Some classic bad Photoshopped photos, many of which were published.

PSDisasters
More bad Photoshop.

Foto8 Magazine: Photojournalism Today

FotoSearch Stock Photography
Allows users to search from over 90 stock photography companies. You can find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, video clips, and vector maps.

Photojournalism and Reportage
A great listing of links from About.com.

Pic Monkey
Browser-based photo editing tool.

ShareALot.com
A free Internet photo-swapping service.

Picture History
This site from the Kohlberg Foundation offers a digital library of images and footage illustrating more than 200 years of American history.

Digital Journalist
Operated by photojournalist Dirck Halstead, this site features works from world reknown photojournalists such as Peter Turnley, Diana Walker, Nubar Alexanian, Doug Kirland, Ami Vitale, and others. It also features a series of regular columnists that discuss the state of the industry, best practices and equipment reviews.

VervePhoto Documentary Photojournalism Blog
Tongue-in-cheek tips.

Livebooks RESOLVE Photojournalism Site

National Geographic: How to Take Pictures with a Camera Phone

Digital Photography School
Great tips and tricks.

Digital Photography School: How Twitter Can Make You a Photojournalist

Best iPhone Starter Apps

Gawno: 78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots
Tongue-in-cheek tips.

Ease History
This Michigan State University website features videos and photographs from 1900 to the present. The site connects historical events, campaign ads and core democratic values. Users can search on over 600 videos and photographs and view them inside three different interfaces. It’s built from an environmental perspective and includes ad campaigns from the 1950s to present.

The American Museum of Photography
A great collection of themed, offbeat-topic photo slideshows, links and more.

CanStockPhoto
Hundreds of stock images.

GoGraph
Royalty free stock photography.

Six Places to Find Free Online Images
Professor Kenna Griffin gives a great list of resources.

Photog’s Lounge

About.com: Photography

Sports Shooter

VisualJournalism.com
A great design site from a UK journalist.

Non-Photography: No Rules Street Photography
A gallery of some cool feature images that aren’t staged. You can pick up some great composition ideas from this site.

Bob Gruen: Rock N’ Roll Photographer
Portfolio of one of the best rock photographers around.

PictureEditor.com
Photojournalism-related site (my site) you might want to add, some galleries, forums, resources, a photography news blog, etc.

PetaPixel: How the Internet Killed Photojournalism

Digital Photography Review

Imaging Resource

Photo.net

DigitalJournalist.org: State of Photojournalism: Photojournalism and the Web

Strategy and Design: Developing the Photographer’s Web Site
Tips and ideas from Don Luce.

Vewd
Photography portfolio site with great storytelling slideshows.

DigitalJournalist.org: 20 Years — AIDS & Photography
A look at how AIDS has been documented by photographs. The site won a 2001 Online News award.

PhotoBlogs.org
Features pictorial diaries from professional and amateur photographers.

BleakBeauty.com
This site is devoted to documentary photography and photojournalism. A good teaching resource.

MSNBC.com: The Week in Pictures

MagnumPhotos.com Portfolios
Some very cool portfolios from some great photographers.

Indivisible: Stories of an American Community
“An exploration of community life in America by some of this country’s most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists.”

Masters of Photography

ZoneZero.com

Mastering Multimedia
A blog about photojournalism and online journalism.

KobreGuide.com
Guide to the best in multimedia and video journalism.

DigitalJournalist.org: 20 Years — AIDS & Photography
A look at how AIDS has been documented by photographs. The site won a 2001 Online News award.

DigitalJournalist.org: Amy Bowers’ TV Column
An archive of Amy Bowers’ monthly television columns for digitaljournalist.org, a photojournalism site.

PhotoSource.com
Stock photography meeting place. Search a database of hundreds of images.

PPA.com: Professional Photographers of America’s Photo Central
Some links and stories. Photo expos and convention schedules.

Operation Photo Rescue
A group of photographers who work to repair damaged photos after disasters (floods, etc.)

American Society of Media Photographers’ Copyright Page

British Association of Picture Libraries and Archives

SendSpace.com
Free file sharing site allows you to move large photo and video files.

Photojournalism: A Record of War

Photographer’s Index
Search a database of photographers and professional associations. Also has stock photos and lists copyright and image security information and a stock photo price calculator.

Washington Post’s Camera Works Section
The best in online photo slideshows.

b-roll Online
A great site for print and broadcast photojournalists.

HistoricAerials
Provides free online access to historic and current aerial photography.

International Photo Journalism Festival

Photo Central: Professional Photographers of America

Proof Positive: Freelance Photographers and Writers

American Society of Media Photographers
Chicago chapter links off to many helpful sites.

Vantage: Stock Photos You Can Use for Free

PicSearch
Searches the web for photos.

Kartoo
A great meta-search tool for visuals.

Kodak’s Web Site
Site includes some copyright guidelines for media professionals.

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Ponopresse
Online photo archive and many helpful links.

PBS: A Century of Photos
A dynamite cinematography site.

MediaStorm
Sponsored by the Washington Post, this multimedia storytelling site is run by Brian Storm. It uses some great photography and simple, but effective, use of Flash. The site has a newsletter you can subscribe to.

Google LIFE Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive.

Public Domain Images

Zoetrope: All-Story
Take a cool digital tour of a variety of topics.

Digital Photography
Canadian photojournalist Rob Galbraith’s site on digital cameras and digital photography.

PhotographyTips.com
A site that covers the basics. Beginners only.

SnapFish.com

Digital Photo Review

Steve’s Digicams

Photo.net

Shutterfly

Photographer Sacha Biyan’s Site

PictoryMag
A cool online showcase for photography/slideshows.

Stock Logos Download

The Mario Classroom
Design and typography blog from Mario Garcia.

The Digital Journalist

American Society of Media Photographers

American Society of Picture Professionals

Digital Vision Network

PBS: American Photography — A Century of Images

Documentary Blog
News and reviews of the latest documentary films.

B-Roll.net
Television photojournalism site.

WebEcoist: Nature Photographers

Layers Magazine
A how-to magazine for everything Adobe. Great tips and tutorials.

FlowingData.com: Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis

WebUrbanist

Flickr
The dread of many photojournalists, this site allows users to upload and share photos. Easy way to search for photos, and some wires have bought photos from people who post to this. Be careful as some “news” photos could have been doctored.

ffffound
A great image gallery.

OddWall
Another great image gallery.

National Geographic Your Shot
Submit your best shots of nature to this online gallery.

Picnik
Free photo-editing tools.

PhotoBucket
Image hosting, photo and video sharing.

Dispatch Press Images
Press photo agency based in New York, representing photojournalists around the world. Specializing in current news stories, editorial essays and stock photography. Posted biographies of all contributing photographers. Become a contributor or license imagery.


Photojournalism and 9/11

Attacked 9-11 Photo Collection
A moving collage of photographs from the Sept. 11 attacks. Very cool.

American Photojournalist.com
Created in late 2002 by four working photojournalists. It features weekly photo stories and featured photographers, users can post portfolio, use forum, classifieds, etc.

The Fine Line: A Photo Essay
This Weblog photo essay tells the story of a narrow escape from the WTC collapse.

DCViews.com: Digital Photography
Digital camera and photography views, reviews and news.

Images from Space of the WTC, Pentagon


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