FYI>CU-SeeMe from NPPA Workshop

Kurt Foss (
Sat, 2 Sep 1995 18:34:13 -0500

Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 09:22:25 -0500
From: Kurt Foss <
What: NPPA Electronic Photojournalism Workshop#7
Where: Concord (CA) Hilton
When: Sept. 8-16, 1995
Contact: Kurt Foss <> or John Cranfill

> We are off to Concord, CA next Wednesday to make final preparations
>for EPW7, the annual imaging and publishing technology bootcamp sponsored
>by the National Press Photographers Association; the event begins with a
>Friday night (Sept. 8) keynote, and by early Sunday teams will be out
>covering their assignments in the Bay Area and surrounding regions. ALSO,
>we are encouraging participation via the Internet for those who can't make
>the physical trip. Read on if you want to be part of a global, educational
>journalism project!
> We've heard from quite a few folks who are eager to participate
>virtually in the Electronic Photojournalism Workshop. We'd like to hear
>from even more photographers, editors, educators and students who would
>like to collaborate on line in one or both of our Virtual Story
>Assignments. (Examples of last year's projects are on the NPPA web site --
>follow the link below.)
> The details of the global, educational opportunities follow. Remote
>participants can create their own web site and provide us a link, can
>provide us with their materials if they have no access to a web server,
>and/or can provide their finished story designs in Acrobat PDF format.
>We'll be doing our best to provide tech support via email from the main
>workshop site. We'll be publishing on the web and on CD-ROM.
> We also are intending to provide several opportunities during the
>week for live videoconferencing from EPW7. More on that once we get on
>site, but we'd like to hear from folks out there who are interested and
>able to participate via a CU-SeeMe linkup.
>1995 'Virtual' Assignments
>Electronic Photojournalism Workshop
> NPPA Electronic Photojournalism Workshop-7
> September 8-16, 1995
> Concord, CA
>Based on the success of last year's first Internet publishing
>projects, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
>announces the second annual Virtual Assignments. They will be
>conducted in tandem with the seventh annual Electronic
>Photojournalism Workshop, held September 8-16, 1995 in Concord, CA,
>allowing photographers and editors across the world to participate
>live on line in EPW7.
>The first project is a picture story assignment, similar to one that
>will be covered on site in California by registered workshop
>The second is a picture editing project that will provide remote
>editors the opportunity to design a page for print and/or for online
>distribution. We suggested that participants in this project form
>teams similar to the EPW format -- a photographer, a writer and a
>designer -- to work together on all aspects of the story.
> *** Picture Story Assignment ***
> (Welfare & Poverty across the planet)
>We are asking virtual participants to document in words and pictures
>the challenges of poverty across the United States and worldwide.
>Each reporting team should define their specific story approach as a
>means of focusing on an aspect of this general theme. And, if you'd
>like, discuss it with us in advance.
>There are numerous approaches your team might take, for instance:
>Public assistance to families in need, the increased variety in
>defining "the family" in the late 20th century, self-help programs
>designed to assist individuals trying to improve their living
>conditions, the challenges of the aging, the difficulties of
>children and orphans and/or the many unfortunate aspects of the AIDS
>To tell these stories, we are asking participants in this global,
>collaborative assignment to do the following:
> 1. Shoot a documentary picture story after defining your specific
> angle.
> 2. Write an appropriate, accompanying story.
> 3. Prepare detailed captions and headline(s).
> 4. And then design the final page. We will provide page templates
> and logos in advance of the workshop.
> *** Picture Editing Assignment ***
> (Edit & Design our work from Concord, California)
>>From one of the story assignments covered on site at EPW7, we will
>upload via the Internet a loose first edit of around 20 images,
>along with the accompanying text and a broadsheet page template.
>Remote participants should edit the photographs, design the page and
>submit it as an Acrobat PDF file to the workshop staff. An optional
>experiment will be to take the same materials and create a full-page
>design optimized for on-line distribution, either as a PDF document
>or marked up in hypertext markup language (html) for posting in the
>Web (either on a local site or the workshop's site).
>All of the finished pages should be returned to the workshop via FTP
>as Acrobat portable document format (PDF) files and will be posted
>on the Internet. Another option is for participants to create their
>own home pages and we will create a link from the workshop's home
>page to your site. Stories will be made available for browsing on
>the on the World Wide Web and/or downloading from an anonymous FTP
>site on the Internet, as well as uploaded to several commercial
>online services. (These pages also may be republished later in other
>non-commercial multimedia presentations, such as a possible CD-ROM
>product (not for sale). All participants' work will be fully
> Our operating principles:
>The focus of this annual electronic photojournalism workshop is
>documentary photojournalism. It is essential that all situations be
>authentic and reported on accurately and honestly; that includes the
> * NO setups or staged pictures of simulated events made to look
> realistic;
> * NO computer-manipulation that alters picture content;
> * NO misleading captions or headlines, etc.
>We are relying on the team leaders to ensure that these ethical
>guidelines are closely followed. Any questionable stories/images
>that cannot be verified (if necessary) will be removed from the
>For more information BEFORE SEPT. 6, please contact:
>Ken Irby, EPW7 Director of Photography
>Associate, Photojournalism
>The Poynter Institute
>801 Third Street South
>St. Petersburg, FL 33701-9981
>Kurt Foss, EPW7 Technology Editor
>University of Wisconsin-Madison
>Journalism and Mass Communication
>5020 Vilas Hall
>821 University Avenue
>Madison, WI 53706
>608/263-3391 or 608-271-1210
>NOTE: We will provide new phone numbers from Concord as soon as the lines
>are operational.