As a former print journalism major, I have always felt less than well prepared to teach photography. Digital photography has helped, because I have been able to learn it as it has grown up.
But I never really feel like I have enough photography resources. Popular Photography magazine (popphoto.com) has a really great How To section with some cool tutorials, lists, helps and photoshop stuff.
I started off with this great list of 12 Photo Rules that are not in your standard “rule book” for photography. Great stuff like using the palm of your hand as a gray card.
Here are two rubrics that I have created for broadcast journalism, 1 for reporters and 1 for technical crew. Please send your feedback, comments, ideas for improvement. I’d really appreciate it.
If you have time for a class discussion day, or if you are teaching a general journalism survey course, then this post will be a great discussion starter.
I don’t agree with everything that the blog post says, but it is an interesting starting point on what is journalism, media and who is a journalist.
These old photographs are great. They could be used as both mini history lessons and also composition lessons for a photojournalism class.
And they are still worth a thousand words.