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;