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CNN’s Bethany Swain is WHNPA Video Photographer of the Year

From: White House News Photographers Association Veteran CNN photojournalist, Bethany Swain has been awarded the 2010 White House News Photographers Association Video Photographer of the Year in the ‘Eyes of History™’ video contest. That could be the longest award title in the world – but doesn’t diminish the impressive feat. Congratulations to Swain on a huge accolade. Not only is Ms. Swain a hard-working national photog based here in DC,…

CNN Highlights War Photog’s Career

Back in the late 90’s, I was fortunate enough to travel overseas to places like Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Persian Gulf. On a number of these brief trips we would run into crews from CNN and other networks. We’d sit in a hotel bar – after a days shoot – and swap stories about the business. I say “swap,” but as a veritable rookie shooter, I simply kept my mouth…

CNN Reports Confusion on the Potomac

From:  Al Tompkins, Poynter Online “CNN unnerved the nation Friday morning with live reports of Coast Guard teams firing on a suspect vessel on the Potomac River that would not stop when ordered. We know now it was just radio chatter, part of a “routine and low-level” Coast Guard exercise. And to top it all off, it came on the morning of the anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11,…

TV Azteca and the Watermark

I’m starting to think that the folks at TV Azteca read b-roll.net. Or at least Nino‘s thread about watermarking your video. The live hijacking footage coming out of Mexico today on all the networks was plastered with the TV Azteca logo. I’ve seen bugs and “courtesies” but never something across the entire image. Is this the future of shared video?

CNN Show Written, Edited, Produced by Photojournalists

From: Al Tompkins, Poynter.org There are only a few things I am sure of in the world of journalism, but this is one of them: In 2009, journalists will be capturing more video and working alone more often. This is already happening in local TV, in the newspaper and online worlds, and as you are about to see, even CNN’s photojournalists are out there producing entire shows by themselves. CNN photojournalist…