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Michael Shaw

Berkeley, CA
Contributor, Columbia Journalism Review and Publisher, Reading The Pictures — Columbia Journalism Review, Reading The Pictures
Covers:  instagram, news photos, visual media, media, politics, visual politics, photography, twitter, visual spin, photojournalism, visual culture

Dedicated to the daily analysis of news photos & media images. Feed of the non-profit Reading The Pictures. Eugene Smith Chapnick winner. Also writing for @CJR.

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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 pu...

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@ReadingThePix — 12,192 followers, 13,484 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

Pivoting here off a great tweet by @johnedwinmason. They are not just partners but, these days, given media & personality culture, these thugs also become international celebrities. @business @BW #mohammedbinsalman 📷: Metzel Mikhail/Tass/ @ZUMApress https://t.co/KLOIyEpcqs https://t.co/j1bN7bpwEv

Nov 20, 2017

"In Franken's case, his indiscretion may fundamentally differ from the acts of Weinstein or Moore, but he's damned by that photo." #AlFranken's Very Bad Picture: https://t.co/UNhDF0LXLq #photography #sexualabuse https://t.co/jHQBXwIpJ8

Nov 19, 2017

And, take back the color red. @elizabethperkins and #MeToo Survivors' March. LA. 📷Jim Ruymen @UPI https://t.co/YrtzARo3hn

Nov 19, 2017

Don’t be mislead by those defiant Moore faces. This was captured at an event with faith leaders during a prayer. #RoyMoore 📷@drewangerer https://t.co/lPUJQ5uiSA

Nov 19, 2017

As Congress steamrolls, interesting how a tax debate brings the English into the streets. @GettyImage via @guardian #education #taxes #UK https://t.co/zsNuKc7mlU

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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.