Dedicated to the daily analysis of news photos and media images. The official feed of Reading The Pictures. (Formerly BagNewsNotes.)
Michael Shaw is a Clinical Psychologist, an analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics and media literacy. His research has dealt with creative process visual thinking and how metaphors can lead to psychological insight. The founder and publisher of BagNewsNotes, the site is closely followed by the political and visual media, the photojournalism community and university visual studies and communications programs ...
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What was your first job as a journalist?
Same as the one I have now. Publisher of BagNewsNotes.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Certainly. For years.
How is social media changing news?
How isn't it? Picture-wise, the photo has come into its own as a stand-alone communication vehicle and editorial entity.