Southern Newspapers, Inc. officially assumed ownership Monday, May 1, of the Sulphur Springs (Texas) News-Telegram and its associated products, naming long-time managing editor Butch Burney as publisher.MORE
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The Dallas Morning News earns four first-place awards from the National Headliner Awards Competition
The Dallas Morning News earned 14 honors from the National Headliner Awards competition, including four first-place awards. This annual contest is one of the oldest and largest of its kind to recognize journalistic merit in the communications industry.MORE
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The Poynter Institute has selected 21 news organizations to participate in the first year of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation-funded initiative to accelerate digital transformation in local news. The Poynter Local News Innovation Project is an outgrowth of the Knight-Temple University "Table Stakes" project, now renamed the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative.MORE
The sale of family-owned newspapers represented the bulk of the deals in the first quarter of 2017, with four of the six announced daily newspaper transactions involving a complete exit from the industry by the owner.MORE
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Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on Monday for his coverage of the opioid crisis in small-town West Virginia.
He was honored "for courageous reporting, performed in the face of powerful opposition, to expose the flood of opioids flowing into depressed West Virginia counties with the highest overdose death rates in the country."MORE
"One of my great college professors said it this way, 'Don't show me what somebody does, but show me how somebody feels about what they do.' That's kind of my mantra," Thornton said. "I don't want to show people building a garden, I want to show how people feel building the garden. I want to try to convey their thoughts and emotion, their mental drive about their project. I want to show that visually."
But finding the emotion that conveys the true depths of a story is not always easy. One of the greatest obstacles photojournalists face is creating photos that don't look posed. The key to avoiding that and creating a natural feel lies in making sure that the subject is able to feel comfortable.
"At some point they'll trust you to be in the room, and long enough to where they forget that you're there," Thornton said. "That's always a magical moment for me: when I realize that nobody is attending to the big city newspaper photographer anymore, but they're just going on about their life." More
HD Media has acquired four West Virginia newspapers from North Carolina-based Civitas Media. The newspapers and their related websites include the Logan Banner, Williamson Daily News, Coal Valley News and The Pineville Independent Herald.More
Although it is widely known that the journalism world is finding more and more new ways to deliver news, Stephen Thornton still sees photography as an irreplaceable outlet for telling stories. Thornton is a two-time SNPA Photo/Video Contest Grand Prize winner and a former photographer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.
Deadline for entries is June 24.
"I still think the still image is the most powerful tool to convey emotions and a pure moment in time," Thornton says.More