Resources for teaching photojournalism

As I mentioned in the previous post, CSJMM faculty members are at the stage in the curriculum revision process when they are revising syllabi and developing new syllabi. I’m not only revising a syllabus for the Media Law and Ethics course, but also for the photojournalism course. My two favorite books are both by Ken Kobre.

Here are my favorite online resources for teaching photojournalism. Congratulations to David Weintraub, my colleague at the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, for making it to the top of the list. Congratulations also to Ken Kobre, our colleague at San Francisco State University, for the second most-useful website.

David Weintraub’s blog for Black Star;

Ken Kobre’s guide to the best multimedia journalism and video journalism;

In-depth interview with photo editor at the New York Times;

A behind-the-scenes look at photojournalism;

66th College Photographer of the Year | Winning Images;

National Press Photographers Assoc—Best images of the year;


The Mountain Workshops;

The Missouri Photo Workshops;

The Digital Journalist;

Tips to create a photo essay;

Ten key traits of good photojournalists;

Photojournalism – Reading and resources list;


About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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