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Michael Shaw

Berkeley, CA
Publisher — 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 and media images. Official feed of the non-profit Reading The Pictures. 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 — 11,396 followers, 12,906 tweets

Aug 21, 2017

Like it because it's @DavidButow with a hint of Andrew Wyeth. "T-minus 1.5 hours. #Madras #Oregon #eclipse" https://t.co/p2aC62Fafl

Aug 21, 2017

Like it because...it's Stephen Crowley, and location tag is at the zoo, and life, for a moment, is a gas. DC: #eclipse 2:28pm 📷@stcrow https://t.co/jEmT9ZvVtd

Aug 21, 2017

Liked cuz...NO Trump. 📷@billclarkphotos @rollcall. "Tourists and a couple of photographers getting ready for #eclipse2017 at Capitol." https://t.co/rui2miIy1R

Aug 21, 2017

A trillion clever gram ads today. Liked cuz also looks like a condom. #Eclipse & eclipse-inspired. #slimjim https://t.co/DsiCPQ3wjR

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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.