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photojournalism

Photojournalist Alex Kormann captured a shot of pro golfer Alex Wolff after Wolff won his first tournament. Then the photo went viral, thanks to Nike. The problem, as Kormann sees it, is that Nike offered no photo credit, and no compensation for its use. And Kormann is hardly alone; photographers commonly find that their work has been used for Instagram posts, advertisements, and more.

We discuss who owes what in the online economy, and we discuss how to make sure we’re properly compensating workers – photographers, writers, and more. Our guests:

  • William Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and chair of the photojournalism program at RIT
  • Todd Bigelow, independent photographer   
  • David Miranda, intellectual property attorney with Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.  

A number of RIT alumni have been selected as winners or finalists for Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism. We welcome Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists this week to discuss their work, including a series that examined the possible impact of a border wall in Arizona. They are in town for a series of events at RIT.

Our guests also discuss the future of journalism and future prospects for young photojournalists. In studio: 

  • David Wallace, 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner for Explanatory Reporting
  • Edmund Fountain, 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Local Reporting
  • William Snyder, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and chair of the Photojournalism Program at RIT

A number of RIT alumni have been selected as winners or finalists for Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism. The alumni have been recognized with 13 prizes over the last decade. Several of those winners are in Rochester this week to share their work and discuss the art of visual storytelling. They join us in a special two-part broadcast today and Thursday.

This hour, we sit down with Paula Bronstein, a 2011 finalist in Breaking News Photography who was recognized for her coverage of historic floods in Pakistan. We’re also joined by David Carson, a 2015 winner in Breaking News Photography who captured images of Ferguson, Missouri after the death of Michael Brown. In studio:

  • William Snyder, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and chair of the Photojournalism Program at RIT
  • Paula Bronstein, photojournalist who was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Breaking News Photography
  • David Carson, photojournalist who was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner in Breaking News Photography