When The Wheels Came Off

Friday, September 12, 2008

Alissa Quart, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review , and author of Branded: The Buying And Selling Of Teenagers , discusses the future of photojournalism in the age of flickr.


Alissa Quart

Comments [13]


Yes Barry/11 definitely some incompetence at work among the board censors -- no job for a smirky columbia j school intern!

Sep. 12 2008 08:10 PM
barry from Manhattan

Lets's Moose comments seems a little off topic on this one, but there the comments remain
the first comment on Workforhire was deleted right away
Oh well segment is long over
See ya Monday!

Sep. 12 2008 02:10 PM
Let's from Bklyn

Just because Moose eating Alaskans are dumb enough to elect Ms. Teen Ohio to their highest executive position, doesn't mean Americans have to take a chance on this Bimbo. That's Bimbo with a capital B. The media is so PC that no one's going to be as blunt as that. That's because the media has no cajones. Everyones waiting for an SNL skit. Every journalist thinks they're brilliant for make the SNL skit comment. But no journalist has any guts to show this broad for what she's really not. Vote for McCain hope he doesnt die is not an option. Palin makes Paris Hilton look like a particle accelerator scientist.

Sep. 12 2008 11:06 AM
Sarah from Bklyn

This is an amazing example of what a prof photo-
journ can do: Serena beating Venus. Sibling
rivalary captured?

Sep. 12 2008 11:06 AM
anonyme from midtown manhattan

Brian you must know a good journalist from an "amateur" and what is story structure - the same applies for pictorial structure (composition/content) you just use a different language. And it's true everywhere that visuals are "k-marted" - how ironic given the current art bubble in other visual arts.

Sep. 12 2008 11:00 AM
Sarah from Bklyn

Great example of professional photo-journ: this
particular victory shot of Serena beating Venus-
incredible! Sibling rivalry captured?

Sep. 12 2008 10:59 AM
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We've deleted some comments that were off-topic or engaged in name-calling. Please remember to stay on topic, and be thoughtful to your fellow posters!

Sep. 12 2008 10:59 AM
micheal from brooklyn

Everyone is now a witness. It's becoming a watered-down medium. Too many 'photographers'.

Not everyone can play the piano.. not everyone
can take pictures.

Sep. 12 2008 10:57 AM
barry from Manhattan

Don't sign work for hire agreements.
It is like herding cats but if Photogs can say "no thanks"
with one voice all would benifit.
But alas, most photogs are so desperate...

Sep. 12 2008 10:57 AM
barry from Manhattan

Photo j is evolving, not a high water mark for Photo J right now.
However, Photo J was never about random "lucky shots"
It was and is about the story.
You have to spend some time to get the full view.
Can you get by with less? Sure, but it suffers.
The business has changed and opportunities
always show up during times of change.

Sep. 12 2008 10:53 AM
MelindaC from NYC

That was a very offensive remark! "Red-headed stepchild"? You should be smarter and more sensitive.

Sep. 12 2008 10:51 AM

"Bad stock news" yesterday:

Sep. 12 2008 10:41 AM

If a bomb goes off in a public square, everyone thanks the technology gods for passing out the tools of democratized journalism -- the uploadable picture. But that's news porn.

What's missing is the story that led up to the bomb. That's journalism. And (aside from the NYT, which fired 750 workers last wk) that's gone.

The slide that began in the 80s with the transference of media to shareholders is ending w the purchase and gutting of media by private equity.

An army of digital, mysteriously underwritten slackers uploading pictures of them picnicing or getting arrested for riding their bikes illegally probably is not bringing smile to the faces of our founding fathers. Ask a J school prof at Columbia what they make! (FAR less than a garbageman).

But China, Russia, Fox and other enemies of the freedom to think straight are quite pleased I'm sure.

Sep. 12 2008 09:36 AM

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