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Improving representation through a solutions lens: Photojournalists’ perception and implementation of solutions visual journalism Kyser Lough

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 […]

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Assessing diversity in visual journalism through photographer, subject and community demographics Kyser Lough

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 […]

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How does a solutions focus change the frame of documentary photography? Kyser Lough

Abstract: This event explored what a solutions focus in documentary photography and photojournalism involves, why it is important, and show some recent work that embraced this alternative frame. Indonesian photographer […]

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The Future of Photojournalism Kyser Lough

Kyser Lough (October 2021) Panelist: “The Future of Photojournalism.” South Carolina Humanities’ Picturing Democracy series. Charleston, South Carolina. 

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Using a headshot assignment to incorporate critical theory into photojournalism classrooms Andrea Briscoe and Kyser Lough

Abstract: This case study uses a diversity and critical thinking exercise in a photojournalism class to show how journalism educators can incorporate race and gender conversations about ethics and judgement […]

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Sign this or go home: Concert photography agreements as restrictive image control devices Kyser Lough

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 […]

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Judging photojournalism: The metajournalistic discourse of judges at the Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year contests Kyser Lough

(Forthcoming) Abstract: This study promotes how discussions during photojournalism award judging can be used as metajournalistic discourse to gain insight about the definition, boundaries and legitimization of the field. Journalism […]

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Patriarchal Pits: The gendered experiences of female concert photographers Kyser Lough

Abstract: While the presence of women in photojournalism is increasing, the way they are treated by their male counterparts remains unbalanced. Drawing from feminist theory and embodiment, this study examines […]

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Cameramen and Congresswomen: How photojournalists framed female candidates in the Year of the Woman Andrea Briscoe and Kyser Lough

Abstract: This paper explores how female politicians were visually depicted in the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Through a content analysis of published photographs of female candidates from […]

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