Sign this or go home: Concert photography agreements as restrictive image control devices
Extended abstract accepted for presentation at the virtual Annual ICA Conference, May 27-31, 2021.
Abstract: Photojournalists covering concerts are increasingly being asked to sign photo agreements in exchange for access to the venue. These agreements sometimes include restrictive terms that begin to limit editorial freedoms and copyright ownership of the images, which can be seen as a problematic form of image control. This study is the first to explore the details of these terms through a content analysis of 284 concert photography agreements.
Improving representation through a solutions lens: Photojournalists’ perception and implementation of solutions visual journalism
Abstract: This study explores the use of solutions visual journalism as a practice to improve media representation of vulnerable populations. A solutions-oriented approach involves reporting on what people are doing […]
Assessing diversity in visual journalism through photographer, subject and community demographics
Abstract: This study explores diversity of newsrooms and community coverage through the lens of feature photographs. Feature photos offer a slice-of-life presentation of a community, and photojournalists often are able […]