Happy (Belated) First Amendment Day to our publishing partners! Thank you for the essential work that you do. “The five freedoms we celebrate on First Amendment Day protect the fundamental ways we participate in society and in democracy:
1.) Praying and worship — or not — in accordance with our own beliefs; 2.) Speaking our minds, even — and especially — when we disagree; 3.) ******Publishing news, opinions, ideas and information, including to hold those in power accountable******** 4.) Gathering peacefully together to amplify our voices; 5.) Bringing problems to government representatives and suggesting solutions.”
Anyone interested in seeing front page news from around the US every morning can stop over to Newseum.org . You can literally check out content on the front pages from over 800 newspapers – ranging from small town papers to large dailies like The Washington Post.
In addition to hosting this large group of newspaper front pages online, the Newseum has a top top rated museum headquartered in Washington D.C., featuring curated exhibits, events and programs covering notable news events throughout history. Current exhibits include a gallery of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, an interactive news room and an exhibit about Presidents and their pets.
Now, more than ever, may be an important time to take a trip here and appreciate the role journalism in its various formats plays in our society. We’ll be making the trek.
In a recent article on Editor & Publisher, a daily newspaper in Massachusetts welcomed the newest member of its photojournalism team – “The Eagle” – a high-tech drone.
“The Eagle” will be used to to add unique photographs to the Berkshire Eagle’s coverage. Its ability to travel to great heights and take epic photographs will offer a unique vantage point to stories read by the newspapers’ thousands of readers.
The Poynter Institute published an article in 2016 talking about some of the challenges in using drones for journalistic coverage. Privacy concerns are paramount, and federal and state regulations are still morphing as drone use becomes more mainstream. Television stations have started using them for news coverage, and their usage is poised to grow exponentially. The type of photos and videos drones can contribute are nothing short of stunning –